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Senokot is a stimulant laxative containing Senna (Sennosides), for the short-term relief of constipation in adults.
Constipation is fairly common, causing unpleasant symptoms such as a difficulty passing regular bowel movements, accompanied by hard, dry stools which can cause pain when passing.
Constipation can come on without cause or can be associated with other factors such as a sudden change in diet, lack of fluids, lack of exercise or other medications. Women, especially during pregnancy, and the elderly are at an increased risk of constipation.
Before taking any laxative, you should try making adjustments to your diet and lifestyle first. If your constipation persists in spite of these changes, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice on which treatments are suitable for you.
Your doctor or a pharmacist can inform you on which constipation relief is suitable for you based on your condition and medical history. They can also advise on how to take the treatment to relieve your symptoms.
Senokot is derived from natural Senna plant, and can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacist, prescribed by your doctor or you can buy Senokot online from a reputable provider such as Prescription Doctor.
Senokot works by stimulating the nerve endings found in the intestines, encouraging an increase in the frequency and force of muscle contractions. It is these contractions which help move faeces down through the bowels, preventing water from being absorbed through the intestinal lining, and encouraging an increase in bowel movements.
For occasional use only, Senokot can be an effective way of reducing the unpleasant side effects associated with constipation and can aid a more regular pattern of bowel movements.
Senokot contains sennosides which - once consumed - are activated by the bacteria present in the colon. Senokot will not start working until it reaches this part of the gut.
For this reason, Senokot typically takes around 8-12 hours to take effect.
New users should start with the smallest dose of Senokot, which is 1 tablet to be taken before bedtime with a glass of water.
If necessary, you may increase the dosage to the maximum dose of 2 tablets before bed.
You should swallow Senokot tablets whole with a glass of water. Senokot tablets should not be crushed or chewed.
Senokot should not be taken more than 3 times in a week.
As soon as improvements are seen, you should decrease your dose of Senokot gradually, coming to a stop once your bowel movements return to normal.
Before you start taking Senokot for constipation, it's important to familiarise yourself with the information detailed in the accompanying patient information leaflet. This leaflet contains instructions on how to use and store Senokot tablets, as well as important information regarding the safety of Senokot, such as known side effects and contraindications.
You can also view the patient information leaflet for Senokot online here.
If you have any doubts about any of the information printed in the leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.
Senokot is not suitable for everyone. Before taking Senokot for the first time, you should speak to your doctor to determine that it is safe for you.
Do not take Senokot if you:
If you are unsure whether Senokot is safe for you to take, speak to your doctor.
All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody who takes Senokot experiences them.
While taking Senokot for constipation, it is important to remain vigilant of any side effects associated with taking it.
Side effects of Senokot may include:
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Senokot can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.
Do not take Senokot if you are allergic to senna or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.
Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before taking Senokot.
Always speak to your doctor before you buy Senokot online from Prescription Doctor.
Please inform our doctor of all medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed by your doctor, or bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements.
While taking any laxative, it's important to keep hydrated by drinking around 6 to 8 glasses of water.
Do not take Senokot past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month.
Never throw away medicine via household or water waste as it can damage the environment. You should take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.
Always store Senokot tablets out of sight and reach from children and pets.
Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.
If you have forgotten to take a dose of Senokot, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for you to take the next dose, skip the one that you have missed. It is important to never take more Senokot to make up for the dose you missed.
Taking too much Senokot could cause harmful side effects. It is advised that you seek the advice of a medical professional immediately, if you have taken more Senokot than is recommended.
Alcohol is unlikely to interact with Senokot. However, it is not advisable to drink alcohol while treating constipation. Excessive alcohol consumption could make your constipation worse.
No, Senokot should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Typically, you should start seeing the effects of Senokot after 8 hours.
Senokot is only for short-term use, and should not be consumed for longer than 1 week. If constipation has not improved after 1 week, consult your doctor or a pharmacist before continuing use of Senokot.
No, Senokot does not cause weight loss. Senokot does not reduce the absorption of calories or nutrients, and should not be used as a weight-loss aid.
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