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Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Is it safe to take IMODIUM when you are pregnant?

Most over-the-counter medicines including IMODIUM® aren’t recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable diarrhea you should consult your doctor for advice. There are also other ways of relieving symptoms that you may have not thought about.

Diarrhea & Pregnancy

Your baby is much more sensitive than you, so if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to be careful about what you put in your body. This means you will need to avoid many over-the-counter medicines.

If you are unwell, you should consult your doctor or midwife first, and find out what options are available. Your doctor may decide to write you a prescription for a medicine suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Or they may recommend an alternative treatment, some of which can be very effective.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Make sure you get plenty of rest because you will almost certainly feel tired.
  • Drink as much water or clear fluids as possible. If you have the appetite, you could try juices and soups too.
  • Eat small, light meals, including carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread, potatoes, pasta or rice.
  • Try to avoid rich or spicy foods.
  • Try having a daily probiotic yogurt or drink to help your digestive system get back to normal.
  • Give yourself enough time to recover.