What is Prunes?

Category: Supplements

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Prunes, known as dried plums in the US, provide potassium, soluble and insoluble fiber, phytochemicals that function as antioxidants as well as some iron and Vitamin A.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prunes

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Prunes

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Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Prunes

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Prunes

Apr 25, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I used prunes in a stewed forml I often didn't have the time to stew them. (Bad excuse.)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Little help to me - gives too much gas. I have d/c'd this in Dec., 09.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take stewed prunes, about 5 - 10 nightly, as needed. It tends to make me gassy and because of this, I do not socialize until the gassiness disipates. It does seem to loosen the stool. Little impact. It was not prescribed by my MD who thought it would not help. I decided to take it on my own.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 11, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH, TRY TO STICK TO IT

  • 0 helpful marks
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