Loperamide / simethicone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Loperamide / simethicone is also known as: Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief

Loperamide / simethicone Pregnancy Warnings

Loperamide has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity or fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Simethicone has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Loperamide-simethicone should only be given during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Loperamide / simethicone Breastfeeding Warnings

Loperamide is excreted into human milk in small amounts. The effects in the nursing infant are unknown. According to the manufacturer, administration of loperamide during lactation is not recommended. There are no data on the excretion of simethicone into human milk.

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