A 32-year-old member asked:

Should i take a laxative pill when i already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softener (miralax, etc) is better long term. Stimulant laxatives such as senna and bisacodyl are ok for occasional use. If your symptoms are severe you should discuss them with a gastroenterologist as further evaluation may be warranted.
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