Reviewed on 9/17/2021

What Is Resveratrol and How Does It Work?

Resveratrol suggested uses include atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, and cancer prevention.

Resveratrol is available under the following different brand and other names: cis-resveratrol, kojo-kon, Stilbene phytoalexin, and trans-resveratrol.

What Are the Dosages of Resveratrol?

Dosages of Resveratrol:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

Suggested Dosing

  • 10-200 mg/day orally

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resveratrol?

  • There are no reported side effects of resveratrol.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Resveratrol?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Resveratrol has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns, or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Resveratrol?


  • This medication contains resveratrol. Do not take cis-resveratrol, kojo-kon, Stilbene phytoalexin, or trans-resveratrol if you are allergic to resveratrol or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.


  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnancy (red wine)

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resveratrol?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resveratrol?"


  • None reported.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Avoid red wine during pregnancy
  • Effects of the use of resveratrol while breastfeeding are unknown; it is not recommended
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