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Generic name:  raspberry[RAZ-ber-ee]

Drug Class: Herbal Products

What is Raspberry?

The raspberry (or "red raspberries") is also called Framboise or Framboisier Rouge. It's also known by other names, such as Frambuesa Roja and Rubi Idaei Folium.Red raspberries are a fruit. As a food, the raspberry is unlikely to have any side effects or health benefits. As a medicine, raspberries can have both positive and negative effects on the human body.

During childbirth, raspberries have been used to reduce pain or shorten labor. Research has shown, however, that raspberries may be ineffective for these conditions.Research has not shown that it is effective in treating other conditions, such as stomach problems, diabetes, and heart disease.There is no way to know if raspberries can treat any medical condition. The FDA has not given its approval for medical use of this product. Raspberry should never be substituted for medication prescribed by your doctor.Raspberry is sold as an herbal supplement. Many herbal compounds are not manufactured to regulated standards, and some supplements on the market have been found to be contaminated with toxic drugs or metals. To minimize the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source.Raspberry can also be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Raspberry

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.There is no information on the side effects of raspberry.There may be other side effects. For medical advice regarding potential side effects, speak to your physician. To report them directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 is also an option.

Similar/related drugs

Turmeric, Ginkgo Biloba


Please read all instructions on the label or package of your product. Inform your healthcare provider of your medical conditions, allergies and any medications you are currently taking.

Before you take this drug

This product should not be used if:

  • Cancer in the breast, ovary, or uterus, past or present
  • A history of endometriosis, or uterine fibroids

Speak to your doctor before using raspberries. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, raspberries may not be suitable for you.It is possible that raspberries can be used as a safe food during pregnancy. Red raspberry leaf is potentially safe to use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, do not use this product.There is no way to know if raspberry can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not use this product.Don't give herbal or health supplements to children without consulting a doctor.

How to take Raspberries?

Consult your doctor before using herbal supplements. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal or health supplement use.Use raspberry only as directed on the packaging or by your doctor or pharmacist. Use only the recommended amount of raspberry.Raspberry topical (for skin) should not be taken orally. Topical raspberry products are only to be used on the skin.Use different forms of raspberry (tablets or liquids, tinctures, teas, etc.) at the same time without consulting a doctor. Combining different formulations increases the risk of overdose.If the condition that you are trying to treat with raspberry doesn't improve or worsens, call your doctor.Save your book away from moisture, heat and light at room temperature for optimal storage conditions.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If your next dose is fast approaching, forgoing any missed ones would be wise.. Use extra raspberry instead of the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Dial 1-800-222-1222 immediately in case of poisoning and seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor has prescribed any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal products, may also interact with raspberries. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take.