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Available Form:   Tablet
Manufacturer name:   Purdue Pharma
Generic name:   sennosides-a-b
Strength:   8.6mg, 12mg

What is Senokot?

Senna belongs to the class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It is used to relieve occasional Constipation that is not caused by other medications or medical conditions.

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Senokot How to Take

Senna belongs to the class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It is used to relieve occasional Constipation that is not caused by other medications or medical conditions. Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) works by increasing the muscle activity in the digestive system, causing waste material to be eliminated as stool. It usually produces a stool between 6 and 12 hours after taking the medication.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Senokot Dosage

The usual adult dose of senna is 10 mL to 15 mL of syrup or 2 to 4 tablets, 1 or 2 times a day. The maximum dose is 15 mL or 4 tablets twice a day.

If you are pregnant, your doctor may recommend Senokot (Sennosides-a-b), however the recommended dose is lower during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the recommended dose is 5 mL to 10 mL of the syrup or 1 to 2 tablets taken 1 or 2 times a day. The maximum dose is 10 mL or 2 tablets twice a day.

Children's doses are generally smaller than those taken by adults. For children from 6 to 12 years old, the recommended dose is 5 mL to 10 mL of syrup or 1 to 2 tablets taken 1 or 2 times a day. The maximum dose is 10 mL or 2 tablets twice a day.

For children under 6 years old, check with a health care professional before using Senokot (Sennosides-a-b).

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) should be taken at bedtime, with a stool being produced sometime after waking. If there is no bowel movement after using senna, or there is rectal bleeding, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

If you are taking Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) regularly and miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Senokot Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Senokot (Sennosides-a-b). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Senokot (Sennosides-a-b). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • abdominal cramps
  • discolouration of body fluids (e.g., breast milk, urine, stools)
  • itchiness
  • nausea
  • rash
  • vomiting

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • ongoing Diarrhea
  • rectal bleeding
  • skin rash

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Senokot (Sennosides-a-b).

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Senokot Available Form


Each mL of syrup contains standardized sennosides 1.7 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: chocolate flavour, citric acid monohydrate, peppermint flavor, sodium citrate dihydrate, sodium metabisulfite, sodium methylparaben, sodium propylparaben, sorbitol (3g/100 mL, equivalent to 7.8 kcal), sucralose (110 mg/100 mL), water, and xanthan gum.


Each round, brown tablet contains standardized sennosides 8.6 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.

Senokot Contraindications

Do not use Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) if you:

  • are allergic to senna or any ingredients of Senokot (Sennosides-a-b)
  • have Appendicitis
  • have blockage in the digestive tract
  • have Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or inflammatory colon disease
  • have severe dehydration
  • have undiagnosed abdominal pain, Fever, nausea, or vomiting
  • have weakened muscle activity of the digestive system
  • have undiagnosed rectal bleeding

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Senokot Precautions

There may be an interaction between senna and any of the following:

  • PEG laxatives

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. In many cases, interactions are intended or are managed by close monitoring. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Senokot (Sennosides-a-b). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Senokot Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Senokot (Sennosides-a-b).

Fluid and electrolyte balance: If senna is taken for too long a period of time, it may cause diarrhea and affect the levels of fluid and electrolytes in the blood. If you experience symptoms of fluid and electrolyte imbalance such as thirst, muscle pains, or cramps; Dry Mouth; numb hands, feet, or lips; or racing heartbeat, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Inform your doctor of any medications for heart or blood pressure that you may be taking, as these also increase the risk of fluid and electrolyte changes.

General: If you experience a sudden change in your bowel movements that lasts for 2 weeks or more, do not take Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) without first talking to your doctor. If you take senna and it does not seem to help with your constipation or if rectal bleeding occurs, stop using this medication and contact your doctor.

Other medications: Although senna does not directly affect the actions of other medications, taking it too close to other medications may change how much of the other medication is absorbed by the body. Avoid taking senna within 2 hours of any other medications.

Overuse of medication: As with any stimulant laxative, ongoing use of senna may cause the bowel to become dependent on the medication to produce stools. Unless your doctor has recommended a specific schedule, do not take senna for more than 1 week.

Pregnancy: Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) is considered safe to use during pregnancy, however is should only be used when recommended by a doctor. Lower than usual adult doses should be used.

Breast-feeding: Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) is considered safe to use while breast-feeding, however it should only be used when recommended by a doctor.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children less than 2 years of age. Consult a health care professional before giving Senokot (Sennosides-a-b) to children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

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