What is Prune Juice?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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The juice of the prune, a dried fruit of the plum variety. Prune juice is often marketed as a treatment for constipation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 9 7
Bowel problems 2 2
Chronic constipation 1 0
Impacted bowel 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prune Juice

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Prune Juice

Dosage Patients
1 other twice daily 1
8 other daily 1
100 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Prune Juice

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Prune Juice

Duration

Currently using Prune Juice

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped using Prune Juice

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Prune Juice

Feb 9, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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