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Are either senna or colace (docusate sodium) made in an oral suspension for children?

Are either senna or colace (docusate sodium) made in an oral suspension for children?

Constipation: Yes there are liquid forms of both. Check with your local pharmacist. The more important question is why a child would need to take such a laxative or stool softener? These are safe to use in children but the underlying cause of chronic constipation in a child requires evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is lack of fluids and fiber deficient diet. Discuss with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does senokot (senna) work?

Does senokot (senna) work?

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. ...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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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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Is it possible for you to use senna and magnesuim together?

Senna and Magnesium: Yes you can take senna and magnesium as a laxative together as a laxative but I would worn you about possible diarrhea as a side effect. I generally recommend miralax, (polyethylene glycol) it's gentler. ...Read more

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How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

Both are stimulants: Not much difference. They both stimulate the bowels to keep thing moving. I use senokot (senna) orally and ducolax as a suppository in my patients. I may use them together at times. ...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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What is the treatment for senna overdose?

What is the treatment for senna overdose?

Fluids, patients: Drink plenty of fluids and take care not to overdose any medications. ...Read more

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What is the side effects on senna laxative?

What is the side effects on senna laxative?

Senna laxative: Is FDA nonprescription. Most common side effects are stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for senokot (senna) overdose?

What is the treatment for senokot (senna) overdose?

Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the better off you will be. It is minimally absorbed through the gut. You may have lots of cramps and gushes of diarrhea. If concerned or at risk of other problems due to this, see pcp, call poison control or go to er. ...Read more

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How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

Apple and orange: Metamucil is a fibre supplement and not a laxative. That is it does not have a specific bowel stimulating effect. Senokot (senna) is a bowel stimulant. It is a vegetable product and a good product to start with if constipated. ...Read more

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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

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Has anyone ever had adverse side effects after taking a tea w/ senna?

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Senna: As a laxative & used occasionally, it seems safe. If abused or in excess, it can lead to liver & kidney problems. ...Read more

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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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Has anyone ever had adverse effects after taking a tea containing senna?

Has anyone ever had adverse effects after taking a tea containing senna?

Yes: The most common are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take just 1 senokot (senna) each week for constipation? Or would I get too dependant?

Is it safe to take just 1 senokot (senna) each week for constipation? Or would I get too dependant?

Once a week won't: Hurt. Eat more fiber and drink more water with prune juice. Try laxatives - dulcolax, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate every now and then. Stay active and exercise. Take care! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?

How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?

May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the better you will be and feel. ...Read more

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My mum is in agony the lower right side but still no poo it comes as sharp pains now and again. I tried giving senna last night to help her go?

Go to ER NOW: Agonizing abdominal pain with no rectal output is suggestive of bowel obstruction. Laxatives can worsen her problem. Do not delay medical attention, early intervention is necessary to avoid complication. ...Read more

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Will Senokot (senna) help hard to pass stool already formed or only stool forming thereafter? If it can do the first, please explain how. Thank you.

Will Senokot (senna) help hard to pass stool already formed or only stool forming thereafter? If it can do the first, please explain how. Thank you.

By nerve stimulation: Senokot contains "senna" which is converted in the intestines to senna aglycones. These molecules stimulate a nerve network called Auerbach's plexus which, in turn, sets in motion a series of wave-like contractions called peristalsis. It is peristalsis that moves the stool along and results in a bowel movement, usually within 6 to 12 hours. (http://www. Senokot. Com/constipation/treatment/) ...Read more

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Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more

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What's the use of senna pods?

Senna: Senna is a tropical/ subtropical plant (250 species) containing sennosides. The leaves & pods can be dried and used as a stimulant laxative which effects lower bowels. ...Read more

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I took 2 senna last night but it doesn't work this morning. Why?

Give it time: You may need to give it a little more time...try adding colace or miralax to it. ...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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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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