Many people who suffer from constipation turn to medications that Senna when they’re looking for a gentle and natural way to ease their condition.
Senna tablets are made from the fruit and leaves of the Senna plant, making this a soothing, natural way to help your body to get things moving again.
Senna is available to buy over the counter and can get to work in just 8 hours to ease your constipation and help you to feel more comfortable.
Senna is available in tablets, syrups, and granules, and Chemist4U sells top brands like Senokot which can help to get your body moving in its natural rhythm again.
Simply take Senna at night time and let it work its magic and you’ll be feeling better in no time.
Senna tablets and other formulations work by stimulating the muscles lining your gut.
This basically helps your poo to move along through your bowel so you can pass it.
You usually take Senna just before you go to bed, as they usually take around 8 hours to work.
This means that you may be able to pass a bowel movement when you wake up in the morning or soon after, if you take Senna products as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.
If you don’t like to take tablets, then you can take Senna as a liquid or in granules, so you can find a solution that’s going to be the best for you as you manage your symptoms.
All medications can have side effects and products that contain Senna are no exception.
Of course, every medication that contains Senna will have a slightly different set of side effects, so you should always read the patient information leaflet for exact information about the side effects of each product.
However, some of the most common side effects of Senna include:
Your pee may turn a red-brown colour
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking products which contain Senna, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
For adults and children over the age of 12, the usual dosage of Senna tablets is one or two tablets before bed.
However, this can vary depending on the product and the age of the person taking the medicine, so always read the patient information leaflet included with your medication carefully, or follow the dosage advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
Click the link below to find the patient information leaflets for many products which use Senna as an active ingredient.
These leaflets contain the dosage of each product and lots of other important information that you'll need to know before taking your medication.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking any products that contain Senna.
Constipation is common during pregnancy, but medical professionals usually prefer that you manage constipation by changing your diet or other lifestyle choices.
If this does not work, then you may be recommended a laxative, but do not take one unless specifically advised to do so by your doctor, nurse, midwife, or pharmacist.