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Senokot
Dosage: 8.6mg
Quantity: 100
Price: $29.50

Indications

Senokot is a laxative medication used to treat occasional constipation.

The laxative uses a combination of docusate and senna, a stool softener and laxative respectively. These sennosides stimulate colonic activity and relax muscles in your digestive system. Thanks to these actions, Senokot improves and promotes bowel movements.

Senokot has been found effective at stimulating bowel movements for those with occasional constipation thanks to its effects on your digestive system and colon. Children as well as adults have found safe and effective relief of constipation using this laxative medication.

Uses and Dosage

The dose of Senokot prescribed will vary depending on the individual being treated. Follow your doctor’s instructions for use and read all packaging labels carefully.

  • Swallow tablets whole
  • Take with a full glass of water
  • Senokot may be best taken at night for relief
  • You should have a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours of taking Senokot
  • Adults and children over 12 should take 2 tablets once a day
  • Adults should not take more than 4 tablets twice a day
  • Children aged 6 to 12 should take one tablet a day and no more than 2 twice a day
  • Children aged 2 to 6 can take half a tablet once a day up to 1 tablet twice daily
  • Ask a doctor before giving Senokot to a child younger than 2 years of age
  • Do not take Senokot for longer than 7 days in a row unless told to do so by your doctor
  • Contact your doctor if constipation persists or gets worse
  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat
  • Keep away from children and pets

Side Effects

Senokot may cause some side effects to develop while stimulating bowel movements. Speak with your doctor for more information regarding any symptoms that you may encounter when using sennosides.

Common Senokot side effects:

  • Gas, bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild nausea

Serious Side Effects

Some more serious side effects may occur when taking sennosides. Stop taking Senokot and call your doctor right away if you develop any of the following adverse reactions:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
  • No bowel movement

Allergic Reactions

Do not use Senokot if you are allergic to docusate or senna. If you develop an allergic reaction, stop taking Senokot and contact your doctor.

Senokot allergy symptoms may include:

  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat

Cautions

Do not use Senokot if you also take mineral oil to avoid adverse interactions.

Ask your doctor before using any other laxative or stool softener with Senokot, especially if they contain similar ingredients to docusate or senna.

To ensure your safety in taking Senokot, tell your doctor if you have ever had any of the following:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Sudden change in bowel habits lasting 2 weeks or longer
  • Intestinal disorder like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

Consult with your doctor before using Senokot if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to determine the benefits and risks.

Do not give Senokot to any child younger than 2 years of age without first speaking to your doctor.

Some drugs may interact with the sennosides in Senokot and cause adverse reactions. Tell your doctor about all the medications that you take, including over the counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal products.

Form and Strength

This laxative medication is available in tablet form.

Senokot tablet strength:

  • 8.6mg

The 8.6mg Senokot tablets are available in quantities of 100.

FAQ

How long does it take for Senokot to work?

Senokot should stimulate a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours of taking a dose. It is recommended that you take this laxative medication at night so you can wake up and have a regular bowel movement. If constipation persists or worsens after this time, contact your doctor to determine a treatment plan.

When is the best time of day to take Senokot?

Senokot is recommended to be taken in the evening before bed to improve your sleep and allow you to experience regular bowel movements when you wake. If you take two daily doses, take one whenever it is convenient in the morning and the other at night.

Resources:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3285363/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29429768/
  3. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/senokot-s.html
  4. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c18dd7fa-993b-440b-8cdd-f1551abb99ca

Additional information

Brand Name:

Senokot

Scientific Name:

Sennosides – non Rx

Other Names:

Senokot

Strength(s):

8.6mg

Quantities Available:

100

Formulation:

Tablet