Senna for constipation

Senna for constipation

 

General English name: Senna

Brand: Senokot®, Potter's Senna

Application: Constipation

 

 

 

 

 

Senna Pharmaceutical Forms

Senate Drug Information

Amount and method of consumption of the Senate

Contraindications to Senna

Taking senna during pregnancy and lactation

Drug Interactions Senna Drug

Special warnings and precautions while taking Senna

Side effects of senna

Senna overdose (drug poisoning)

Sena storage conditions

 

 

 

 

 

Senna Pharmaceutical Forms

Pills, syrup

 

 Senate Drug Information

Constipation is a condition in which defecation is difficult and the frequency of defecation is less than normal. Constipation occurs due to poor diet and drinking insufficient amounts of water or delayed defecation. Pregnancy, lack of exercise, and some medications, such as painkillers, can cause constipation. Increasing dietary fiber intake helps treat constipation. Senna leaf is very effective in treating constipation. The extract of this plant is available in the form of tablets or syrup and by increasing the fiber in the diet, it activates the intestinal muscles and causes the stool to move in your intestine and defecation to be done easily. It usually lasts 8-12 hours and is available over-the-counter in pharmacies.

 

Amount and method of consumption of the Senate

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Senna. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Senna medication varies from person to person depending on their illness; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

The usual dose is 2-4 tablets a day or 2-4 tablespoons of 5 ml of senna syrup. Use this medicine in the afternoon and avoid taking this medicine for a long time because it is addictive and makes your intestines sluggish.

 

Contraindications to Senna

Pay attention to the expiration date of the Senna medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give senna medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking senna during pregnancy and lactation

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use this laxative without consulting your doctor because during these times, you should take medications that are only prescribed by your doctor.

The effect of Senna on driving and working with machines

If you have used this medicine, make sure you are healthy before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Senna Drug

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with Senna include other laxatives.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking Senna

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have severe constipation and feel severe gastrointestinal obstruction.
  • If you want this medicine for your child (laxatives should be prescribed by a pediatrician).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of senna

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Abdominal pain and abdominal muscle contraction: These side effects go away after a while. If these problems persist, tell your doctor.

Diarrhea

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to Senna medication.

 

Senna overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as diarrhea, severe heartburn, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Sena storage conditions

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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