If you’re leery of medications while you’re pregnant, there’s some good news. You may not need to take any additional medications to treat your diarrhea. In fact, most cases of diarrhea clear up without treatment.
Can you take anything for diarrhea while pregnant?
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.
What anti diarrhea medicine is safe while pregnant?
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).
Can you 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.
What can I take for upset stomach while pregnant?
Try doctor-approved meds.
Antacids like Tums and Maalox are generally acceptable to take during pregnancy, as are gas relievers like Gas-X and Mylicon. Your practitioner may also give the OK to certain antidiarrheal medicines, but probably only after you’ve safely passed your first trimester.
Can diarrhea cause miscarriage?
Although it doesn’t cause miscarriage, diarrhea can affect a pregnancy. An occasional loose stool can be normal, but if you have any of the following, call your doctor: Diarrhea for more than 3 days. Fever of 100.4 F or higher.
When should I be worried about diarrhea during pregnancy?
Hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders can all cause diarrhea during pregnancy. If diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours, speak to a doctor. Seek immediate medical care for symptoms such as fever, dehydration, bloody stools, or frequent vomiting.
Can you use Lotrimin while pregnant?
OTC Topical Vaginal Antifungal Medications in Pregnancy
|Drug name||FDA pregnancy risk classification||Use in pregnancy|
|Clotrimazole (Lotrimin)||C||Safe in second and third trimesters (human trials),24 first trimester probably safe23|
|Miconazole (Monistat)||C||Probably safe|
|Tioconazole (Vagistat-1)||C||No data|
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.
Is Pepto Bismol safe while pregnant?
The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate. According to a 2014 review in American Family Physician, you should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy. This is because it raises your risk of bleeding problems when you take it closer to delivery.
Is it bad to have diarrhea while pregnant?
Digestive difficulties, such as constipation and diarrhea, may occur frequently during pregnancy. Blame it on shifting hormones, changes in diet, and added stress. The fact is, pregnant women deal with diarrhea quite a lot, and if they aren’t cautious, it can cause problems.
Can an upset stomach affect my unborn baby?
Stomach viruses rarely affect your baby directly. However, how sick you are can make a difference. See your doctor if you have any new symptoms during your pregnancy.