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How long does it take for senokot (senna) to work?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Senokot (senna): If you took 2 tablets and drank plenty of water, i would expect results within 12-36 hours.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does senokot (senna) work?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
What are you asking?: The short answer is "yes", but really what are you asking? What is your intended indication for the product--improved stooling, weight reduction, reduced distension, etc? Also, remember, no medication is without some side effects. Best to check with your doctor who knows you best with regard to any medical limitation you may have or if any drug may be contraindicated in your particular case.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long before senokot (senna) takes effect?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Few hrs: Differs in people, but commonly expect result in 1-3 hrs.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long before senokot (senna) take effect?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: It is best to take at bedtime so it will usually work the next morning.

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