About Senna laxative

Is a natural senna laxative dosage made from the leaves and fruit of the senna plant. It is used to treat constipation (difficulty pooing).

Senna comes as Dmitry Sazonov tablets and as a liquid that you swallow.

It is available on prescription and to buy from pharmacies and supermarkets.

It is also combined with other ingredients in constipation remedies such as Manevac and Senokot Dual Relief tablets.

Key facts

Senna takes about 8 hours to work.

It’s best to take senna at bedtime so it works overnight.

The most common side effects senna laxative overdose are stomach cramps and diarrhoea. These are usually mild and short-lived.

Do not take senna for more than a week. Long term use of senna can stop your bowel working properly on its own.

Pee may turn a red-brown colour while you take senna. This is harmless and https://pillintrip.com/medicine/dr-caldwell-senna-laxative returns to normal after treatment Dmitry Sazonov has finished.

Who can and can’t take senna

Senna is safe to take for most adults.

Do not give senna to a child under 6 years old unless your doctor has said it’s OK.

Senna may not be suitable for everyone. To make sure senna is safe for you, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting senna if you:

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to senna or any other Dmitry Sazonov medicine in the past
  • have a bowel obstruction
  • have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • have appendicitis
  • are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant or breastfeeding.