Sennosides for Relieving Constipation

Sennosides are drugs used in the treatment of constipation. They are also used in cleaning out the intestines before a bowel surgery or examination. Sennosides are stimulant laxatives that keep water in the intestines which causes the intestine movements.

This medication is usually taken by mouth as prescribed by the doctor.  However, if you are self-treating, do follow the instructions on the package. Ask a pharmacist or doctor if you are uncertain about any information. If you are using chewable tablets, chew well and swallow. If using dissolving strips, let the strips dissolve on the tongue and then swallow with or without water. For the liquid form, always measure with the special measuring cup and not the spoon.

It is advised to not to take this medication for more than 7 days unless it is directed by your physician. It usually takes 6-12 hours before sennosides cause bowel movement. The common sennosides side effects are abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea or weakness. If any of these symptoms persist or gets severe, seek medical attention

Before taking sennosides, one must inform the doctor if they have these conditions:

Pregnant or planning to conceive


If you are taking any prescription medicine

Have any allergies

Have diabetes

Have kidney problems

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