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Suggest medication for diarrhea while breastfeeding

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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.

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Mon, 28 May 2018 in Pregnancy
 
 
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.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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