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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking senna?
Ask a doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to use this product if you have:
Before using senna, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use senna if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or herbal/health supplements.
Some forms of senna are made for use by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take senna?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to use senna, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Senna is usually taken before bed to produce a bowel movement 6 to 12 hours later when you wake up.
Do not use different forms (such as tablets and liquid) of senna at the same time unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
Call your healthcare provider if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using senna. Do not use this product for longer than 1 week without the advice of a healthcare provider.
Store senna at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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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