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Can I take imodium when pregnant

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Yes, you can: Imodium (loperamide) is fine to use for diarrhea during pregnancy. It is important to prevent dehydration that diarrhea can cause. But if you're havin... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Category C drug: Imodium is considered relatively safe in pregnancy having received the category C label. That means there are no studies to date that show fetal effec... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Please think twice..: ...and then think again, before taking ANY drugs during pregnancy without discussing with your Obstetrician.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Imodium (loperamide): typically doctors do not use Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea for most people, your body is trying get rid of something, no reason to hold it in. Th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes and no: Imodium (loperamide) is fine, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage and duration, better avoid buscopan (scopolamine). If sym... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Loperamide: Loperamide is a pregnancy category C drug-animal studies have failed to show harm. No controlled human studies. Which means one dose is unlikely to c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Not likely: Imodium (loperamide) is considered safe in pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Category C: It is pregnancy category c, it means there are no studies done in pregnant women.But studies in animals showed harm to the fetus.Its use is only recom... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Category C: It is pregnancy category c, it means there are no studies done in pregnant women.But studies in animals showed harm to the fetus.Its use is only recom... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No worries: there are no interactions between loperamide(Imodium) and oral contraceptives. There will be no decrease in effectiveness of your oral contraceptives.... Read More

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