senna (sen uh) is a laxative. This medicine is used to relieve constipation. It may also be used to empty and
prepare the bowel for surgery or examination.
this medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
what should i tell my health care provider before i take this medicine?
they need to know if you have any of these conditions:¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä† -blockage in your bowel¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-inflammatory bowel disease -stomach or intestine problems¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-sudden change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-vomiting¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-an unusual or allergic reaction to senna, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-pregnant or trying to
get pregnant¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-breast-feeding
how should i use this medicine?
take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the product label. Take exactly as directed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected
conditions, precautions do apply.
overdosage: if you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. Note: this medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
where should i keep my medicine?
keep out of the reach of children.¬¨‚ä† store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees c (59 and 86 degrees f).
keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
note: this sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this
medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
what should i watch for while using this medicine?
do not use for more than 1 week unless otherwise directed by your doctor or health care professional.¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†stop using this medicine and contact your doctor or health care professional if you have rectal bleeding or do not have a bowel movement after use. These could be signs of a more serious condition.
what side effects may i notice from receiving this medicine?
side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä† -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-bloody or black, tarry stools¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-breathing problems¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-muscle weakness¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-stomach pain¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-unusually weak or tired¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-vomiting¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they
continue or are bothersome):¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä† -discolored urine (red or orange)¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-gas¬¨‚ä† ¬¨‚ä†-upset stomach this list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to fda at 1-800-fda-1088.