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What are the risks of taking D-mannose?

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D-mannose appears to be generally safe, but use supplements with caution if you have diabetes. It may make it harder to control your blood sugar. High doses of D-mannose may cause kidney damage.

You also should be cautious about using D-mannose if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, because there has not been enough study on its safety in these circumstances.

From: D-Mannose WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Standards web site: "D-mannose for UTIs."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "D-Mannose."

Rakel, D., editor, , 3rd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Minerva Ginecol: "Evaluation of the effects of a natural dietary supplement with cranberry, Noxamicina® and D-mannose in recurrent urinary infections in perimenopausal women."

Maturitas : "Preventing urinary tract infections after menopause without antibiotics."

 

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Standards web site: "D-mannose for UTIs."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "D-Mannose."

Rakel, D., editor, , 3rd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Minerva Ginecol: "Evaluation of the effects of a natural dietary supplement with cranberry, Noxamicina® and D-mannose in recurrent urinary infections in perimenopausal women."

Maturitas : "Preventing urinary tract infections after menopause without antibiotics."

 

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

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