Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cranberry Extract Preferred Over Antibiotics to Prevent Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Short-term, antibiotics were more effective, but 90% of women who took antibiotics developed drug-resistant bacteria. Cranberry was less effective initially but resistance occurred in only 28% of the cases. Thus the use of cranberry or no prophylaxis at all were preferred by many women and their physicians. We like to use uva ursi in addition to cranberry to get higher effectiveness and much less resistance. See Archives Int. Med(click here). 2011;171:1270-1278.

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