Are Sennosides safe to take daily?
Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed. Do not take this medication for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor. Serious side effects may occur with overuse of this medication (see also Side Effects section).
How safe is Sennosides?
Senna is LIKELY SAFE for most adults and children over age 2 when taken by mouth, short-term. Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription medicine. Senna can cause some side effects including stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea. Senna is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term or in high doses.
Why are Sennosides given at night?
Senna normally causes a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours, so it may be taken at bedtime to produce a bowel movement the next day.
What does senna do to your body?
Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and weight loss.
What are the side effects of Senna laxatives?
senna (sennosides) 1 Laxatives for Constipation. 2 Constipation (Relief, Home Remedies, Treatment Medications). 3 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 4 Melanosis Coli.
How are sennosides used in the treatment of constipation?
Sennosides are used to treat constipation. They may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. Sennosides are known as stimulant laxatives. They work by keeping water in the intestines, which causes movement of the intestines. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
What are the Common side effects of sennosides?
RARE side effects. 1 low amount of calcium in the blood. 2 excess body acid. 3 low amount of potassium in the blood. 4 involuntary muscle contractions. 5 elevation of proteins in the urine. 6 metabolic alkalosis, an acid-base imbalance of the blood.
What are the side effects of laxative pills?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: persistent nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, muscle cramps/weakness, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, decreased urination, mental/mood changes (such as confusion).