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Suggest medication for diarrhea while breastfeeding

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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi

My sister is suffering from diarrhea since last night. She is exclusively breastfeeding her 5 month old girl. She has tried the home remedies but no benefit.

Please advice which medicine she can take while breastfeeding he baby girl. Can she take medicine, if yes please tell name.

Please tell if you are the right person for this query.

Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
ORS and Furoxone

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
During breastfeeding, she can take ORS solution to maintain the rehydration of the body.
Tab Furoxone twice a day is safe in breastfeeding to control the diarrhoea.
She can take loperamide tablet if the frequency of stools is more than 5-6 times a day.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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