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.
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: