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Doctor insights on: Cranberry Supplements For Uti Dosage

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I took cranberry supplements and have no more symptoms of a UTI is it gone?

I took cranberry supplements and have no more symptoms of a UTI is it gone?

Need urinalysis: You can have a UTI without symptoms. Cranberry juice &/or supplements are good at preventing utis, but have very week effect at eliminating a uti. Thus you either have got rid of the UTI by your own natural UTI elimination defense mechanisms or have a UTI without symptoms. Hope it is the former. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cranberry supplements and juice cure a uti?

Can cranberry supplements and juice cure a uti?

Maybe: Drinking cranberry juice may be helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI), but may not by itself be curative, depending on the severity of infection and host factors. ...Read more

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I continue to have re-occurent uti's and wanted to find out any other suggestions for prevention besides cranberry supplements & prophylaxis?

I continue to have re-occurent uti's and wanted to find out any other suggestions for prevention besides cranberry supplements & prophylaxis?

Recurrent UTI: It might be time you get evaluated by a urologist to make sure there isn't anything anatomical that is causing the recurrent uti. The utis might have been a symptom of something else. ...Read more

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Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

Normal dose of cranberry juice daily for UTI prevention?

For certain people..: There are some studies to suggest that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent utis in woman who have had numerous previous utis. This is about the only group that has shown some benefit. For those who have never had a uti, it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't help to treat a uti, either. It doesn't seem to help males. ...Read more

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Recurrent UTIs for 20 years, take cranberry capsules. Any suggestions? Thanks

Recurrent UTIs for 20 years, take cranberry capsules. Any suggestions? Thanks

Avoid junk food: And sugar. UNSWEETENED fruit juices are fine. Here's a link to help your diet and UTIs http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/236431-diet-to-prevent-uti/
Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How come cranberry juice helps with utis?

How come cranberry juice helps with utis?

Makes the urine acid: More acidic, less likely to get utis will not usually get rid of one once u have one, u need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Yes: But this is only an aid and not a cure. You should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic based on a culture. The cranberry pill is safe and best thought of as a preventative along with plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Treated for 2nd UTI 2 weeks ago. Started cranberry pills 2 days ago. Having bladder pressure?

Treated for 2nd UTI 2 weeks ago. Started cranberry pills 2 days ago. Having bladder pressure?

Get UA C;S: Get a urinalysis with a reflex to culture including sensitivities. That way, your specific infectious cause will be diagnosed and the proper antibiotic that should be used to treat it can be determined with the sensitivity testing. Assure your partner is treated too for any infections they may be giving you, etc. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI for a few days maybe a week. I am taking amoxicillin 500mg and cranberry pills for about 2 days now when should I start feeling better?

I have had a UTI for a few days maybe a week. I am taking amoxicillin 500mg and cranberry pills for about 2 days now when should I start feeling better?

Soon, unless...: Most start getting relief within 24 hours of taking antibiotics. A particularly bad infection can cause a lot of inflammation in the bladder, and some urinary symptoms may continue for several days despite clearing the bacteria. If you have no improvement, your antibiotic might not be working, and you'll have to go back to your doctor to check culture results to find the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could cranberry pills/capsules/tablets help uti's?

Cranberry pills: More likely to assist with prevention than treatment. ...Read more

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Will eating cranberries and taking cranberry pills help elliminate risk for a UTI?

Will eating cranberries and taking cranberry pills help elliminate risk for a UTI?

Good Question: There is conflicting evidence about cranberry products preventing cystitis. A review was published in 2008 of ten research trials that had studied the effects of taking various cranberry products each day (juice, tablets, etc). This review concluded that women who took cranberry products had, on average, fewer urine infections than women who did not take cranberry products. ...Read more

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Could cranberry juice cause a uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice can prevent utis by interfering with the ability of bacterial to stick to the bladder walls. ...Read more

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Why cranberry juice is use for uti?

See below.: Cranberry juice is commonly used as there is a plausible weak benefit as an anti infective. However, there is no study that clearly demonstrates this effect. There is little downside to taking it other than weight gain and possible increase in reflux irritation. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Can cranberry juice substitute help uti?

Prevention not tx.: Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure a uti?

Can organic 100% cranberry juice cure a uti?

Help, notlikely cure: Uti's mostle female, cause many doc visits, cost > $1.5 billion/yr, most minor infections of urine bladder, due to short urethra, close to vagina/anus. Ladies, after bm, wipe front to back; drink 6 oz water; urinate shortly after sex, don't wear nylon undies. Cranberry juice helps prevent and clear minor cystitis by preventing bacteria adhering to bladder wall. If symptoms persist, yeh, u know, c mr gp. ...Read more

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How exactly does cranberry juice help with uti's?

Various: Many recent studies have proven that real cranberry juice helps prevent UTI in women. Mainly, the components of cranberry juice prevent bacterial colonization of the lining of the lower gu tract (bladder and urethra). It also helps to slightly acidify the urine to keep bacteria at bay. Proper amount if water intake also helps, along with not holding in your urine for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cranberry juice to affect uti?

Prevention - not tx: Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Not considered effective for treatment. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for cranberry juice to stop my uti?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice won't necessarily 'cure' your UTI, but it can be helpful, and is also a very good for prevention of UTIS. It contains tannins, proanthocyanidins, that prevent bacterial attachment to the urinary tract. With lots of fluids and cranberry juice, you might be able to head off an infection, but, if diagnosed, usually a short course of antibiotic is advised. Blueberry juice good, too! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cranberry fruit pills for a UTI while pregnant?

Is it ok to take cranberry fruit pills for a UTI while pregnant?

Doesn't work: Recent medical evidence does not support the use of cranberry juice for either the treatment or prevention of utis. I wrote an in depth article recently on this. Here is the link:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/05/does-cranberry-juice-really-prevent-or. Html. ...Read more

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Can Azo cranberry get rid of a UTI or will it just decrease the symptoms?

Can Azo cranberry get rid of a UTI or will it just decrease the symptoms?

Azo: Usually gets rid of the symptoms but many uti's in women clear by just drinking fluids. ...Read more

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How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

How long might it usually take for cranberry juice to ease the symptoms of uti?

Agree with Dr Krick: Cranberry juice sometimes helps as a preventative but not as a treatment for UTI's. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and am. On prenatals. Can I take Azo cranberry pills? I have frequent utis and ide like to prevent them.

As above: If u trying to get pregnant without success, it is best to see a fertility clinic for evaluation and work up, good luck. ...Read more

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Had mild UTI symptoms. After indulging on cranberries, garlic & drinking plenty of water my symptoms went away. Should I still see a DR?

It depends...: UTIs are not effectively treated by cranberries, garlic, or increased fluids. Symptoms may be improved on account of drinking lots of water, and UTI's can clear up pretty quickly on their own. Other problems (e.g. certain STDs) can cause symptoms similar to UTI. See a doctor if the symptoms return or if you remain uncertain, or if you think you may be at risk for STD. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cranberry pills/capsules/tablets to help treat uti's?

Is it possible for cranberry pills/capsules/tablets to help treat uti's?

Some women feel that: Cranberry supplements are helpful. Unfortunately, scientific research including randomized trials does not show that cranberry products reduce the risk of UIT's. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

As a preventative: Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis. Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice or colloidal silver help for a uti?

Don't treat UTIs: Cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall & thus are useful preventative for utis. Acidity of c juice can help to treat utis but is no sustitute for antibiotics. Colloidal silver has no known function in the body & fda have ruled as neither safe or effective for anything in the body & not for otc sale. Now cosidered a "misbranded" product. ...Read more

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Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

Why do they tell you to drink cranberry juice for a UTI?

It is supposed. ..: To acidify the urine, which theoretically kills or prevents bacterial growth in the urine. Most studies show this really doesn't work. The urine is not acidic enough to do any good. You are better off drinking plenty of water, which helps flush bacteria from the bladder. If symptoms persist more than 2-3 days, see your doctor to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there anything besides cranberry juice to drink with a uti?

Hydrate w water.: Cranberry juice may help with prevention - not treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice fight a UTI that is already present, or does it only prevent them?

Weak action: Cranberry juice is a weak UTI preventative and virtually of no use in treating an active uti. Most utis burn themselves out without medication, as used to happen in olden times before the advent of antibiotics, unless there is a structural abnormality of the urinary tract. Drinking plenty of liquids and a short course of antibiotics are best weapons against utis. ...Read more

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What kind of juice is good to drink when I have a uti, besides cranberry and tomato juice?

What kind of juice is good to drink when I have a uti, besides cranberry and tomato juice?

None: The only juice that we know can be helpful to help with UTI is cranberry juice, although clinical studies did not confirm that, but there are reason to believe that it mightbe helpful, no other juices were found to be possibly beneficial, but there is no studies in medical literature. ...Read more

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I have frequent UTIs and take AZO cranberry pills to prevent them. I'm now early in my pregnancy and unsure if I can continue to take them?

It won't help: Although it has long been believed that cranberry juice or extracts might help prevent or even treat UTIs, recent research has confirmed it has no effect. It probably would be safe to continue Azo cranberry, but it won't help prevent UTI so not point in taking it. Discuss with your obstetrician. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. ...Read more

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35 yo non-preg wife has simple UTI started today. Require antibiotics to resolve, or can she treat with OTC and cranberry? Is there harm in trying?

Antibiotics are bett: Antibiotics are a better option in eliminating all the bacteria. Acidification of the urine through cranberry juice may help resolve symptoms but is not a sure method. Recommend use of antibiotics for her treatment. ...Read more

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29yo male; very healthy; freq (1-5) UTIs per month; cause is unk; 5-6 yr history; no doc consult; cranberry juice is most helpful; help appreciated!

29yo male; very healthy; freq (1-5) UTIs per month; cause is unk; 5-6 yr history; no doc consult; cranberry juice is most helpful; help appreciated!

Here are some...: How have you been diagnosed to have recurrent UTIs, self or professionally, with symptoms or with urinalysis + urine culture? To solve things out correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work timely & closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling now & in the future. ...Read more

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Grape cranberry juice good for uti?

Possibly: The evidence as to whether cranberry juice prevents recurrent utis is mixed. Some small studies suggest a benefit, but a larger cochrane review that included larger studies suggested little or no benefit. Stay tuned however, as studies are ongoing and suggest some possibly reasons that there might be a benefit. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more