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A 33-year-old female asked:

dr said take 2 senna-s daily for constipation from my aimovig. it clears me out like im ready for a colonoscopy. will just 1 pill a day work?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: If you find that 2 senna-s are too much, try going down to one tablet. Senna-s contains 2 ingredients, one is stool softener, docusate sodium, and the seconds, senna compounds, that have a stimulant action. You may also find that using just the stool softener is adequate to keep constipation under control, or combining and taking one of each may be just right.

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