What is Cranberry supplements?

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In traditional North American herbalism, cranberry has been used to prevent kidney stones as well as to remove toxins from the blood. Cranberry has long been used by herbalists to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 99 28
Support urinary health 44 15
General health 42 9
Urinary tract infection 14 5
Prevent infection 12 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 67

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cranberry supplements

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bladder problems 1
Loose bowel movements 1
None 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cranberry supplements

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 19
4200 mg daily 3
100 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
850 mg daily 1
1500 mg daily 1
500 mg three times daily 1
6000 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cranberry supplements

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 13
Other 13
Expense 10
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 2
See all 45 patients who've stopped taking Cranberry supplements

Duration

Currently taking Cranberry supplements

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Cranberry supplements

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 49
Usually 12
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 59
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 45
Not specified 24
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10 patient evaluations for Cranberry supplements

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The burning in my bladder is almost non-existent now
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2017 (Started Sep 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for urinary problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Sep 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Sep 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Sep 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 21, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bladder infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Interfers with antibiotic I was on for 3 months-re commenced Cranberry tabs today!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 7, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bladder infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Advised not to take Cranberry tabs/juice while on antibiotics as it reduces its efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 12, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bladder infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 840 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Recommended Cranberry tabs or juice as per Urology nurses. Issued new treatment from own Chemist-Health board pay for same, so now I can take maximum amount allowed! I used to get same over the counter or in Health Food shop.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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