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: -blockage in your bowel -inflammatory bowel disease -stomach or intestine problems -sudden change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks -vomiting -an unusual or allergic reaction to senna, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to
get pregnant -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. 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. 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: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -bloody or black, tarry stools -breathing problems -muscle weakness -stomach pain -unusually weak or tired -vomiting side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they
continue or are bothersome): -discolored urine (red or orange) -gas -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.