What is Cranberry supplements?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Cranberry Softgels Cranberry Concentrate Azo-Cranberry Show all

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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 97 28
General health 41 8
Support urinary health 41 14
Urinary tract infection 14 5
Prevent infection 12 2

Show all 20 reasons taken


  • 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
2
None
65

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cranberry supplements

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

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cranberry supplements

Dosage Patients
daily 29
4,200 mg daily 3
500 mg three times daily 2
1 other daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
307 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
850 mg daily 1

See all 23 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cranberry supplements

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 13
Did not seem to work 12
Expense 10
Course of treatment ended 7
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 2
See all 41 patients who've stopped taking Cranberry supplements

Duration

Currently taking Cranberry supplements

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Cranberry supplements

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 47
Usually 12
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 57
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 45
Not specified 22
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11 patient evaluations for Cranberry supplements

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • 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
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • 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

May 16, 2014 (Started May 23, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary tract infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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