docusate and senna (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using docusate and senna?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to docusate and senna, or if you are also taking mineral oil.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using docusate and senna if you have:
Do not use this medication without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether docusate and senna passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Ask a doctor before giving this medication to a child younger than 2 years old.
How should I use docusate and senna?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
It may be best to take this medication at night or at bedtime. Docusate and senna should cause you to have a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours.
Do not take this medication for longer than 7 days in a row, unless your doctor tells you to.
Call your doctor if your constipation does not improve or if it gets worse after taking docusate and senna.
Store docusate and senna at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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