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Drugs Today 2007, 43(1): 47
ISSN 1699-3993
Copyright 2007 Clarivate Analytics
CCC: 1699-3993
DOI: 10.1358/dot.2007.43.1.1032055
 
 
Cranberry juice for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections
Santillo, V.M., Lowe, F.C.
 
 
There is widespread belief that cranberry juice can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). There is no conclusive evidence from either in vitro or in vivo studies to confirm this. However, there is strong in vitro and in vivo evidence confirming the hypothesis that UTIs can be prevented by decreasing bacterial adherence to uroepithelial cells. For people with recurrent uncomplicated UTIs, routine utilization of cranberry products may offer an alternative methodology to antibiotic prophylaxis.


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