Doctor insights on:
The Senna Leaf And Pregnancy
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
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
Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read more
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
Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves, liquorice burdock &valerian root, psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?
Hi Doc! My has hypertension & diabetes, she's taking her meds for hypertension&diabetes. Can she take a slimming tea that contains Senna Leaves &pods?
Senna: Senna sometimes used as a laxative, but when it is used on a chronic basis can cause a condition called melanosis coli. If constipation is an issue, it is better to increase the amount of fiber in the diet and even consider a fiber supplement. You should increase fluid intake if you increase fiber intake. This would be better than chronic senna usage. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: The most common are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated. ...Read more
Is it safe to take just 1 senokot (senna) each week for constipation? Or would I get too dependant?
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
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?
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