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What are the sude effect senna laxative?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Scott Bledsoe
Family Medicine

In brief: Minor risks

Senna is generally felt to be safe in pregnancy and very little of it is absorbed into the body.
Common side effects may include nausea, abdominal cramping, gas, diarrhea, and discoloration of the urine.

In brief: Minor risks

Senna is generally felt to be safe in pregnancy and very little of it is absorbed into the body.
Common side effects may include nausea, abdominal cramping, gas, diarrhea, and discoloration of the urine.
Dr. Scott Bledsoe
Dr. Scott Bledsoe
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