Cranberry vs. Elmiron: side effect and effectiveness comparison - a phase IV clinical study
We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Cranberry and Elmiron. The phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports (from sources including the FDA) of 12,235 people who take Cranberry and Elmiron, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.
Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.
12,235 people who take Cranberry and Elmiron are studied.
What is Cranberry?
Cranberry has active ingredients of cranberry. It is often used in urinary tract infection. eHealthMe is studying from 4,404 Cranberry users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron has active ingredients of pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is often used in interstitial cystitis (ic). eHealthMe is studying from 6,921 Elmiron users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
Number of reports submitted per year:
Drugs being compared in this study:
- Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium)
- Cranberry (cranberry)
Most common side effects of the drugs, overall:
Most common side effects of the drugs, in long term (1+ years) use:
- not at all: 2.52 %
- somewhat: 18.07 %
- moderate: 34.45 %
- high: 21.85 %
- very high: 23.11 %
- not at all: 5.86 %
- somewhat: 35.14 %
- moderate: 23.42 %
- high: 22.52 %
- very high: 13.06 %
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How to use the study?
You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Alternative drugs to, pros and cons of:
Common Cranberry side effects:
- Pain: 545 reports
- Urinary tract infection: 496 reports
- Constipation: 475 reports
- Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 424 reports
- Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 350 reports
Browse all side effects of Cranberry:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Common Elmiron side effects:
- Pain: 415 reports
- Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision): 352 reports
- Drug ineffective: 345 reports
- Headache (pain in head): 289 reports
- Diarrhea: 260 reports
- Hair loss: 258 reports
Browse all side effects of Elmiron:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
How the study uses the data?
The study is based on cranberry and pentosan polysulfate sodium (the active ingredients of Cranberry and Elmiron, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.
Who is eHealthMe?
With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).
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