Without a Prescription
Senokot is a laxative.
Senokot is prescribed to empty and prepare the bowel for surgery or examination.
Senokot is prescribed to relieve constipation.
Senokot is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to senna, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have appendicitis;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- If you have stomach pain or blockage;
- If you have vomiting;
Senokot can be habit-forming.
Do not use Senokot for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional.
If your constipation keeps returning, check with your doctor or health care professional.
Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body.
Senokot side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Unusual weight loss;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Muscle weakness;
- Lower stomach discomfort or cramps;
- Discolored urine;