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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cranberry (Azo-Cranberry, Cranberry)?
Do not take cranberry if you are allergic to it.
Before taking cranberry, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have ever had a kidney stone.
Do not take cranberry without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Cranberry may be harmful to an unborn baby.
It is not known whether cranberry passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this product without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
Liquid forms of cranberry may contain sugar or alcohol. Talk to your doctor before using this form of cranberry if you have diabetes or liver disease, or if you otherwise need to avoid alcohol.
How should I take cranberry (Azo-Cranberry, Cranberry)?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to take cranberry, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Cranberry is available in a capsule or tablet formulation.
Other forms of cranberry may also be available, such as teas, tinctures, or liquids. Do not use many different forms of cranberry together at the same time, unless your healthcare provider instructs you to. Using different forms together may increase your risk of an overdose of cranberry.
Store cranberry in a sealed container as directed on the product label, away from moisture, heat, and light.
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