IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is senna (Black Draught, Dr Caldwell Laxative, Ex-Lax Chocolated, Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula, Ex-Lax Regular Strength Pills, Fletchers Castoria, Innerclean, Little Tummys Laxative Drops, Pedia-Lax, Perdiem Overnight, Senexon, Senna, Senna Lax, Senna Smooth, Senna-Gen, Senokot, Senokot Extra, Senokot To Go, SenokotXTRA, SenoSol, SenoSol-X)?
- What are the possible side effects of senna?
- What is the most important information I should know about senna?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking senna?
- How should I take senna?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking senna?
- What other drugs will affect senna?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking senna?
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect senna?
Do not take senna without the advice of a healthcare provider if you are using any of the following medications:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- a diuretic (water pill); or
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with senna. Tell your healthcare provider about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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