How to Use Senokot

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Senokot is a stimulant laxative used to treat constipation. It irritates the bowel tissues in order to stimulate movement of the bowels. Bowel movements generally occur about six to 12 hours after initial administration of the laxative. Senokot is advertised as providing overnight relief and must not be used for more than seven days. Longer use may result in permanent changes in normal bowel movements. Senokot uses senna, a flowering shrub that has been used in folk medicine since ancient times.

  • Take one tablet of Senokot orally with or without food before bedtime.

  • Take the medication with at least eight ounces of water.

  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day while using Senokot. It is recommended that extra fluids be consumed while on this medication.

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take Senokot exactly as directed on the package. Talk to your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or nursing. Senokot may cause discolorations of urine, turning it pink, red or brown. Side effects may include cramps, diarrhea, nausea and general abdominal discomfort.
  • Do not use Senokot for more than one week unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not use in conjunction with any other laxatives or stool softeners. Do not use this medication if you have abdominal or rectal bleeding, appendicitis or an obstruction in your intestines. Do not use this medication if you have recently undergone abdominal surgery.

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