Senokot

Generic Name: Sennosides

  • Other names:

    Senokot Tablets,SenokotXtra Tablets
  • What is this medication?

    Senokot contains a laxative. It is intended to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and to generally produce a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Senokot?

    Do not use laxative products for longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have bowel movement after the use of a laxative. These may indicate a serious condition.

    Keep out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Senokot?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that continues over a period of 2 weeks.

    Ask a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Senokot?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while taking Senokot?

    Do not use laxative products for longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Senokot?

    If Senokot is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Senokot with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Senokot?

    Take this product preferably at bedtime or as directed by a doctor.

    Senokot Tablets:

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 tablets once a day. Maximum dosage is 4 tablets twice a day.

    Children 6 to <12 years: Take 1 tablet once a day. Maximum dosage is 2 tablets twice a day.

    Children 2 to <6 years: Take ½ tablet once a day. Maximum dosage is 1 tablet twice a day.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

    SenokotXtra Tablets:

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 1 tablet once a day. Maximum dosage is 2 tablets twice a day.

    Children 6 to <12 years: Take ½ tablet once a day. Maximum dosage is 1 tablet twice a day.

    Children <6: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Senokot?

    Store at room temperature.