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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Senokot (Definition)

Senokot is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Is senna leaf tea safe?

Laxative Tea: Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Any bad senna side effects?

Any bad senna side effects?

Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight on senna?

Agree with Dr Hossai: Senna pods and leaves are used as a laxative. Laxatives are NEVER the route to healthy weight loss. ...Read more

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Can I have senna before a colonoscopy?

Can I have senna before a colonoscopy?

There may be better: Choices. See this site for suggestions for preparing for colonoscopy. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colonoscopy/my00621/dsection=how-you-prepare. ...Read more

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How can I make senna plus capsules work faster?

Senna Plus: Senna Plus contains Sennosides (Senna) & Docusate Sodium. It may lead to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours. Per http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=39946 “If you do not have a comfortable bowel movement by the second day, increase dose by one tablet (do not exceed the maximum dosage or decrease dose until you are comfortable” ...Read more

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Can I take senokot (senna) while using mebeverine?

Senokot (senna): It is a natural plant laxative & should be safe with mebeverine, as it can relieve constipation due to mebeverine. ...Read more

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Does plain senna syrup effect electrolyte balance?

Does plain senna  syrup effect electrolyte balance?

Possibly If LongTerm: Long term use of senna syrup can cause electrolyte balance. It may cause a deficiency of potassium among other electrolytes. The nih does not recommend use for more than 2 weeks. See the following site for more information: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/652.Html. ...Read more

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Can i take senokot (senna) with comundin and sotalol?

Can i take senokot (senna) with comundin and sotalol?

Senokot & Coumadin (warfarin): I would not recommend taking the senokot at the same time with either Coumadin (warfarin) or sotalol. Absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) is affected by a number of foods and other meds, so although not taken together you may separate them in time, so take the sotalol at breakfast and dinner, and the Coumadin (warfarin) before dinner, then take the senokot at bed time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Senna (Definition)

Senna is a laxative which is a ...Read more