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Sennosides Oral tablet

Additional titles for this drug

Black Draught 10mg Laxative Tablet, CVS Senna Laxative 8.6mg Tablet, Equaline Maximum Strength Laxative Tablet, Equaline Senna Laxative Tablet, Ex-Lax Maximum Strength Tablet, Ex-Lax Tablet, GNP Laxative Pills Maximum Strength Tablet, GNP Senna Lax 8.6mg Tablet, Lax-Pills Tablet, Leader Laxative Pills Maximum Strength Tablet, Perdiem 15mg Tablet, Premier Value Laxative Pills Maximum Strength Tablet, Premier Value Senna 8.6mg Tablet, Senexon 8.6mg Tablet, Senna 187mg Tablet, Senna Concentrate 8.6mg Tablet, Senna Laxative Tablet, SennaGen Tablet, Senna-Lax 8.6mg Tablet, Sennatural Tablet, Senokot 8.6mg Tablet, Senokot XTRA 17mg Tablet, SenoSol 8.6mg Tablet, SenoSol-X 17mg Tablet, Uni-Cenna Tablet, Walgreens Laxative 15mg Tablet, Walgreens Laxative 25mg Tablet, Walgreens Senna 8.6mg Tablet

What is this medicine?

SENNA (SEN uh) is a laxative. This medicine is used to relieve constipation. It may also be used to empty and prepare the bowel for surgery or examination.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the package. Always take with plenty of water. Take exactly as directed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • diarrhea

  • muscle weakness

  • nausea, vomiting

  • unusual weight loss

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bloating

  • discolored urine

  • lower stomach discomfort or cramps

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. However, this medicine may affect the time other medicines stay in the stomach. It is best not to take this medicine within 1 to 2 hours of taking other medicines.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions

  • appendicitis

  • stomach pain or blockage

  • vomiting

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to senna, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional. This medicine can be habit-forming. Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body. If your constipation keeps returning, check with your doctor or health care professional.