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Is senokot (senna) safe for pregnancy? If not what are my alternatives?

Is senokot (senna) safe for pregnancy? If not what are my alternatives?

OK but not frequent: Senekot used occasionally is safe - if used frequently it can damage the bowel. It is recommended to increase fiber and fluids in your diet, use stoll softeners (ducosate sodium) and take a gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when needed. As dr. Shim indicated mom is safe and effective as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Im 16wks pregnant. I just want to know if senna tea is safe for my pregnancy.

Im 16wks pregnant. I just want to know if senna tea is safe for my pregnancy.

Senna tea: Senna has a laxative effect that can also possibly stimulate uterine contractions. For that reason, it's not recommended to be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

No: Pregnant women should not take senna tea because it can cause premature contractions and miscarrage. Lactating mothers should also avoid it to prevent it from causing a laxative effect in the baby's digestive system. Look up other effects of senna tea before you make it part of your diet at any time. Take care. ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant. I took senna tea to releave my constipation. Is this bad for my pregnancy?

Try stool softener: Senna can act as an intestinal stimulant and prolonged use may make your gut dependent on it. Try stool softener a and/or fiber supplements. They are safer and non-addictive. ...Read more

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Is senna tea safe for pregnant women?

Is senna tea safe for pregnant women?

Avoid.: Try colace (docusate sodium) or docusate instead for constipation of pregnancy. Senna may stimulate your bowel and cause uterine contractions and/or diarrhea that can prove harmful to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is senna tea safe to drink every other day?

Please help docs! is senna tea safe to drink every other day?

You don't want your: Body to rely on laxative tea for regular bowel movements. Do not use senna herbal teas for longer than 7 days. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Senokot (Definition)

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Senna (Definition)

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