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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take medication for diarrhea while pregnant?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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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 9 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
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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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can you take for diarrhea when you're pregnant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Be careful: The most important thing with diarrhea is to maintain your electrolytes. Pedialyte is safe in pregnancy. Most diarrheas are from viruses and your body will get better on its own in just a few days. However, altered electrolytes can affect your circulation and baby. If you can not keep food down, you may need to go to a hospital to get IV hydration.

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