Senna tablets are used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. Senna can also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination or surgery.
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Constipation is when your bowel movements are less frequent and more difficult than normal. Normal bowel habit can vary with each individual and this can be anything from 3 stools per day to 3 per week. A stool should be solid but moist and it should be easy to pass.
Constipation is a common problem, which most of us will experience at some point in our lives. However, constipation is more common in the elderly and during pregnancy.
Senna tablets are used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. Senna can also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination or surgery. This medicine does not help with weight loss.
Consult your doctor if you do not have a bowel movement or your symptoms do not improve after three days, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:
Learn more about constipation.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For oral use only
The correct individual dose is the smallest required to produce a comfortable soft-formed motion.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Children over 12 years:
Not recommended for use in children under 12 years and medical advice should be sought.
Do not take more tablets than recommended in the leaflet. New users should start with the lowest dose and increase it to the maximum dose if necessary. Once regularity has been regained, the dosage should be reduced and can usually be stopped.
Duration of use
Usually it is sufficient to take this medicinal product up to two to three times a week. Use for more than 1-2 weeks requires medical supervision.
Tell a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if:
If the symptoms worsen or persist a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted.
If you have accidentally taken too many tablets, consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
It may be harmful to take too much of this medicine or take it for too long.
This is because it may lead to:
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Anhydrous, Lactose Monohydrate, Maize Starch, Croscarmellose Sodium Povidone K30, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin.
Do not take if you:
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Side effects when using
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following or other side effects occur, stop taking this medicine and consult a doctor or pharmacist:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed here You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side-effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this product.
If you need more advice consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
What is constipation? Constipation is when your bowel movements are less frequent and more difficult than normal. Normal bowel habit can vary with each individual and this can be anything from 3 stools per day to 3 per week. A stool should be solid but moist and easy to pass. Constipation is a common problem, […]