The most recommended antidiarrheal for pregnant women is a kaolin-and-pectin-type medication (Kaopectate). Avoid antidiarrheals that contain bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) or atropine/diphenoxylate (Lomotil).
What diarrhea medicine is safe during pregnancy?
If you’re having bad diarrhea, I recommend taking either a kaolin-and-pectin- (Kaopectate) or loperamide- (Imodium) type medication. Otherwise you could become seriously dehydrated and put your baby at risk.
Is it safe to take Imodium while pregnant?
It may be okay to occasionally take Imodium as instructed during pregnancy, but there’s no evidence showing it’s safe. Imodium is a category C drug. The FDA categorizes prescription and over-the-counter medicines to indicate how safe or risky they’re believed to be during pregnancy.
Can diarrhea hurt the baby when pregnant?
Your pregnant body has many natural defences that help protect your baby. So it’s very unlikely that your baby will be harmed by a short-lived tummy bug, even if you’re vomiting and have diarrhoea. Although your baby is sure to be fine, the same probably can’t be said for you.
How can I stop diarrhea during pregnancy?
The BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) plus the nutrients in other easy-to-digest foods (potatoes, chicken and vegetable soup, lean meats) can help until diarrhea has passed. Stay away from fried, spicy, and high-fat foods.
When should I be worried about diarrhea during pregnancy?
A pregnant woman should receive immediate medical care if she experiences any of the following symptoms: stools that contain blood or pus. diarrhea that lasts longer than 48 hours. six or more loose stools in a 24-hour period.
Can Imodium cause miscarriage?
Can taking loperamide in pregnancy cause miscarriage? A very small study of 105 pregnant women taking loperamide showed no link with miscarriage.
What can I take for upset stomach while pregnant?
Medicine for Digestive Upsets
- 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 pooping too hard hurt the baby?
“Straining won’t harm the baby, but it can lead to hemorrhoids and anal fissures which can be very painful and uncomfortable for mom,” says Dr. Hamilton. Although not a serious health risk, hemorrhoids can be quite painful.
Why do I poop a lot during pregnancy?
A lot of times this is triggered by an increase in fiber intake, or more specifically, eating more vegetables and leafy greens. Good for you if you’ve increased your healthy food intake during pregnancy!
Can food poisoning hurt your baby while pregnant?
During pregnancy, food poisoning can cause serious problems for you and your baby, including premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.