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Cranberry Juice (Definition)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though ...Read more


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Can I drink cranberry juice with Vancomycin, fluconazole, omeprazole, nystation. My fluconazole was a 1 pill dose and I spread the other three out?

Can I drink cranberry juice with Vancomycin, fluconazole, omeprazole, nystation. My fluconazole was a 1 pill dose and I spread the other three out?

Yes: Amazing! 4 drugs plus cranberry and no drug-drug or drug-food interactions! Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=750-0, 1096-0, 2389-0, 1750-0, 2289-0. In future, always tell your prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist everything you take, both prescription & OTC plus dietary supplements. That way, they can check beforehand for interactions. ...Read more

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Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Appears safe: There are no reported incidents published in pubmed regarding the use of Zantac (ranitidine) and cranberry use, a pharmacist may however be able to better answer this question for you as they are more familiar with drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much cranberry juice bad?

Cranberry juice: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. It also contains sugar. ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice help men get rid of utis?

Can drinking cranberry juice help men get rid of utis?

Yes: Because cranberry juice causes the urine to become acidic, certain bacteria can't grow in urine that is acidic and it can help eliminate an infection. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

"Clean Up": Would not expect it to clean colon although excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea. Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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I suffer from urinary infections. How much cranberry juice should I drink?

: Try urinating after sex to flush out bacteria. And if your infections are really frequent, talk to your doctor about taking antibiotics after sex or even more frequently. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly feel like I need to pee after drinking cranberry juice?

Why do I constantly feel like I need to pee after drinking cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice: If you are drinking cranberry juice because you like the flavor, then the more you drink, the more you will urinate. It is sweet and sweet fluids can cause increase urination. If you are drinking cranberry juice for another reason, then perhaps the other reason is what is causing the frequency. ...Read more

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What can I drink to make me pee more often? Can I I drink cranberry juice?

Water: Water ;-) simply no substituter for the best stuff on earth. Drink 12 cups instead of 8. I love and swear by it. Cranberry juice can be helpful for uti, but can give you too much unnecessary sugar. ...Read more

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How do I find out how much cranberry juice should you drink to help a urine infection?

How do I find out how much cranberry juice should you drink to help a urine infection?

Perhaps: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI for 12 days. I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. Any suggestions?

I have had a UTI for 12 days. I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. Any suggestions?

Water is good.: Are you taking antibiotics? Cranberry is used as a preventative - not a treatment for UTI. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Can you drink 100% cranberry juice even though you take levothyroxine daily for hypotheroidism? Will it affect the pill?

Recommendation: You can drink your juice as much as you want. But pills and juice separate. Pills better to take together with water or tea. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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