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Is senokot (senna) safe for pregnancy? If not what are my alternatives?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Michael Shim
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Mom

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
Dr. Michael Shim
Dr. Michael Shim
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