Can you take Imodium while your pregnant?

Can Imodium harm an unborn baby?

Most doctors believe taking Imodium at a normal dose and infrequently won’t lead to an increased risk of birth defects, but there’s no guarantee. If a pregnant woman took high doses of Imodium for the opioid effects, that could contribute to a risk of birth defects similar to taking opioid pain medicines.

What pregnancy category is Imodium?

OTC Antidiarrheal Medications in Pregnancy

Drug name FDA pregnancy risk classification by trimester (1st/2nd/3rd) Use in pregnancy
Loperamide (Imodium) B/B/B Probably safe*
Atropine/diphenoxylate (Lomotil) C/C/C Not recommended (adverse animal studies)

What can I take for upset stomach while pregnant?

Over-the-Counter Medications Safe to Take During Pregnancy

  • Antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox, Pepcid, Prevacid)
  • Simethicone (Gas-X, Mylicon for gas pain, Gaviscon)
  • Immodium or BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast or tea) for diarrhea.

Can I take Imodium while pregnant NHS?

Loperamide in pregnancy

Loperamide is not usually recommended in pregnancy. This is because there is not enough information to say whether it is safe or not. If you’re pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking loperamide.

What over the counter drugs should you avoid during pregnancy?

What medicines should you avoid during pregnancy?

  • Bismuth subsalicylate (such as Pepto-Bismol).
  • Phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine, which are decongestants. …
  • Cough and cold medicines that contain guaifenesin. …
  • Pain medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (such as Aleve).
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Can loperamide cause miscarriage?

A very small study of 105 pregnant women taking loperamide showed no link with miscarriage.

Is cramping and diarrhea normal in early pregnancy?

It is a normal effect of the fetus growing inside the womb, which pushes the mother’s organs around to accommodate the baby’s increasing size. There are many reasons for pregnancy constipation pain, stomach cramps and diarrhea during early pregnancy and, realistically, throughout the full 40 weeks.

Is diarrhea bad during pregnancy?

Doctors consider diarrhea to be three or more loose, watery bowel movements in a day. Persistent diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. During pregnancy, this can harm the woman and the fetus, and pregnant women with severe or lasting diarrhea should seek immediate medical attention.

Is Pepto OK while pregnant?

The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate. According to a 2014 review in American Family Physician, you should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy. This is because it raises your risk of bleeding problems when you take it closer to delivery.

Has anyone had diarrhea in early pregnancy?

Although diarrhea isn’t a sign of early pregnancy, it’s possible that you may experience diarrhea or other digestive issues in your first trimester. Early on in your pregnancy, your body starts going through lots of changes, and these can affect your bowel movements, leading to either hard or loose stools.