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General Information on Cranberry

Generic Name : Cranberry

Pronunciation : KRAN ber ee

Latest prescription information about Cranberry. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cranberry

International- Azo-Cranberry, Cranberry.

Overview of Cranberry


Note: This medication has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Why is Cranberry Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a herbal product, prescribed for urinary tract infection. This medication can aid in the prevention of cancer and heart diseases.  

When should Cranberry not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cranberry?

Adult doses is ranged from 120 to 4,000 mL/day.
Children- 5 mL/kg (up to 300 mL) daily in divided doses.

How should Cranberry be taken?

It comes as a juice or capsule to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cranberry?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, kidney stones, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Sugar patients should consume the juice without sugar.

What are the side effects of Cranberry?

  Genitourinary: Pain or burning sensation in urethra, blood in urine and decreased urine output.
  Gastrointestinal: Severe stomach pain.
  Severe allergic reactions: Rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest and swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue.

What are the other precautions for Cranberry?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cranberry?

Store it in an airtight container, away from moisture, heat and light.

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