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What should I know before taking cranberry supplements?

Cranberry supplements are not a substitute for prescription antibiotics and do not directly treat the bacterial infection that causes symptoms. People who have had kidney stones may not be good candidates for treatment with cranberry supplements. Pregnant women and nursing mothers may also need to avoid cranberry supplements. Some cranberry preparations may include alcohol or sugar, so people with diabetes or liver disease should consult their doctor before taking these supplements.

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