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Urinary Tract Infection - Cranberry

Cranberry extract (Cran-Max™) 500 mg in evening reduced recurrent UTIs. [J Antimicrob Chemother, 2008 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print]. 46903 (3/2009)] Summary Interview PubMed

Urinary Tract Infection - Cranberry juice

Cranberry juice 200-500 mL daily for 1 to 6 months. [Clin Infectious Dis, May 15, 2004;38:1413-1419. 41864B/41864 (09/2004)] Summary Interview

Urinary Tract Infection - cranberry juice - 49044

Ocean Spray Cranberry Classic at 5 ml/kg/day up to 300 ml/day in one or two doses with meals reduced the number of UTI recurrences and time on antimicrobials. No side effects were noted. Compliance was not optimal. Consuming the juice with a straw may improve compliance. Cranberry juice proanthocyanidins may work by inhibiting the attachment of E. coli (bacteria) to the uroepithelium; may inhibit E. coli from forming biofilms in bladder uroepithelium' or may alter gut flora positively. [Clin Infect Dis, 2012 Feb;54(3):340-6. 49044 (3/2012)] Summary Interview PubMed

Urinary Tract Infection - Estriol

Estriol 0.5 gm b.i.w. as a vaginal estriol cream x 8 months in patients with recurrent UTIs. [Infect Dis Clin Pract, 1999;8:64-66. 32504 (1999)] Summary Interview

Urinary Tract Infection - Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus 2 billion viable organisms b.i.d. for a month (pediatric recurrent UTIs). [Clin Pediatr, Jan/Feb 2004, 43(1):95-98. 41367 (2004)] Summary Interview
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