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Can I take imodium while breastfeeding

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Get tested salmonella and other bugs. . I am not a fan of Imodium because it slows the gut so takes longer to eliminate bugs. It does not go subs... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Pediatrics 35 years experience
That depends...: If you are considering immodium as treatment for a diarrheal illness. I would advise against its use, but that said it is safe. If you are taking th... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Loperamide (imodium) is minimally absorbed into the blood, with most remaining within the gut. It has almost no detectable excretion into the breast m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes for a short time: Some small amounts of loperamide (imodium) may appear in breast milk. This is unlikely to adversely affect the baby particularly if used for a short t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
BREASTFEEDING YAY!: Ask your doctor . Turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome contains curcuminoids such as curcumin. No data exist on the excretion of any components of turmer... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Depends on what you are taking, but many medications are acceptable.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Thyrosense: There have been no studies to know whether this is safe or not. The label its self says it has not been evaluated by the FDA.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information.If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Yes. No contraindications for you with tylenol (acetaminophen).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
No problem: Yes and tylenol (acetaminophen) too, if you need it.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No data: This is a seldom used medication that has no available research on if or how it either passes into breast milk or the effect on the baby. References r... Read More