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Will olive leaf extract interfere with an antibiotic

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will olive leaf extract interfere with an antibiotic
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Can you tell me which antibiotic are you taking?

But generally speaking antibiotics dont have an interaction with olive leaf extract .Infact olive leaf extract has antimicrobial properties of its own and it can help in fighting infections. But if you have been prescribed antibiotics for an infection, they should be continued at all costs. But it would be better to space out their usage by atleast 12 hours, meaning you should take the antibiotics and olive leaf extract atleast 12 hours apart.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Can you tell me which antibiotic are you taking?

But generally speaking antibiotics dont have an interaction with olive leaf extract .Infact olive leaf extract has antimicrobial properties of its own and it can help in fighting infections. But if you have been prescribed antibiotics for an infection, they should be continued at all costs. But it would be better to space out their usage by atleast 12 hours, meaning you should take the antibiotics and olive leaf extract atleast 12 hours apart. The reason being that some studies indicate that olive leaf extract may interfere with the action of certain groups of antibiotics however that isnt proven. But it would be better to take them at different times to be on the safe side.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

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