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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take medication for diarrhea while pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctoranswered
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Yes: It is safe to take loperamid (immodium), but avoid bismuth-containing products like pepto-bismol, they contain salicylates which is an Aspirin compound and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Depends on medicine: Need to check with obstetrician about any medicine you need to take during pregnancy.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: Over the counter anti diarrhea medications are safe to use. If your diarrhea is not going away after about 48 hours, you should see your doctor.
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