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

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

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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Senokot (senna) side effects, how long do they last for?

Senokot (senna) side effects, how long do they last for?

Beware side effects: "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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How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

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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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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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 are senna laxatives?

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

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What are the sude effect senna laxative?

Senna Side Effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems, cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. Discuss use of Senna with your physician if pregnant. It should not be used longer than 7 days. ...Read more

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Is coloxyl with senna a laxative, can this work?

Is coloxyl with senna a laxative, can this work?

Yes and Yes.: COLOXYL with senna contains SENNA which can help to stimulate bowels and DOCUSATE SODIUM which softens stool. This can be used in treatment of constipation. ...Read more

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Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softener (miralax, etc) is better long term. Stimulant laxatives such as senna and bisacodyl are ok for occasional use. If your symptoms are severe you should discuss them with a gastroenterologist as further evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to be on laxatives such as Senna while pregnant?

Ask: Ask your OBGyn. Important that you clear all medications, prescription or OTC, with your OB before you take them. ...Read more

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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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Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

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

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Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Considered safe: Senna is considered safe in pregnancy for short-term use; it is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather is activated by bacteria in the colon, producing substances that cause the nerves of the colon to fire and the smooth muscle to contract. It is my opinion that psyllium powder mixed in water is a better and more comfortable choice, by softening/bulking the stool without irritating the colon ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

Better not too: Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe (hemlock killed socrates). Chronic stimulant laxatives: senna, cascara, aloe, triphala (natural), can lead to dependency, affect the nerve supply of the bowel.
Better: fiber foods (better than supplement), fluids, activity. Occasional stimulants: figs, prunes, senna etc. Ok. Why constipated? Meds, diet, thyroid, metab, anatomy.
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