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What is the definition or description of: Senna overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Senna overdose?

Senna overdose: Senna is laxative used for the treatment of constipation. An overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of a substance is used. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 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 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 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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Is senna leaf tea safe?

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?

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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

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Does anyone have experience using tea made from 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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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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Can someone tell me if senna teais safe to drink every other day?

Can someone tell me if senna teais safe to drink every other day?

I wouldn't recommend: "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 take senna with vitaminas or will it affect absorption? If not how long in between

Can I take senna with vitaminas or will it affect absorption? If not how long in between

Should be ok.: That should be fine. If your concerned however, you could always ask your local pharmacist - they are very well trained and experienced in exactly this field. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I took senna at about 6pm, should I expect to wake up in the morning and need to go to the bathroom?

I took senna at about 6pm, should I expect to wake up in the morning and need to go to the bathroom?

Probably not: In most cases the usual dose of most senna preparations will not cause urgent, or nocturnal bowel movements. ...Read more

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I have just taken Senokot (senna) and realised it went off on the 14th November 2014. Will this do me any harm?

Expired medication: Did the senokot (senna) go out of date in November 2014? If so, please be reassured you will not be in harm. Best to properly rid your medicine cabinet of out of date medications, particularly the prescription medications. Senokot (senna) is usually over the counter, stool softener, with low risk profile. Be well. ...Read more

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I had a Colonoscopy 10 day ago, no bm so took senna, it worked two days later. Next two days, very small soft bm. Two days now nothing. Is this norm?

I had a Colonoscopy 10 day ago, no bm so took senna, it worked two days later. Next two days, very small soft bm. Two days now nothing. Is this norm?

Colonoscopy: It is normal to have irregular bowel movements for several weeks after a colonoscopy. There is no need to take laxatives in this setting. Your best bet is to eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables and cereals containing fiber, along with more fluid intake, and let your body reestablish your normal bowel patterns. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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