Although it’s not fully understood, it’s believed that the hormonal changes taking place during your period are the cause of menstrual-related diarrhea.
In particular, the culprit could be a chemical called prostaglandin, which is released during menstruation. Prostaglandin causes the muscles in your bowels to contract and this may lead to diarrhea and stomach pain when you get your period.14
How to manage it
If you suffer from diarrhea during your period, there are several things you can do to manage your condition.
How to treat diarrhea
If your periods give you regular acute episodes of diarrhea, you can treat it every time. IMODIUM™ works in harmony with your body to help it get back to its natural rhythm, gently restoring the normal pace of your digestive system. You needn’t worry that you might come to rely on IMODIUM™ or become resistant to its efficacy, as there’s no medical evidence at all to suggest this might happen.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC Ref. Codes J141P110818I, J197P110718I