Senokot S

Senokot S Medication Information:

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Senokot S NO Rx
Senokot NO Rx
Senokot Syrup NO Rx

General Information

Senokot S is a Natural Vegetable Laxative with an added Stool Softener.

How does Senokot S Work

Senokot S provides gentle relief of constipation that works overnight. Senokot S Laxatives contain an agent called senna, which is the active ingredient in Senokot S. Senna remains inactive for the most part, until it is absorbed by the colon. With the action from special enzymes, senna is then converted into aglycones (aglycones are non sugar compounds that remain after replacement of the glycosyl group from a glycoside)

These aglycones then stimulate the Auerbach's plexus (a network of nerves) which in turn, stimulate a series of wave like contractions referred to as peristalsis. It is the stimulation from the Peristalsis that finally causes the stool to move along through the colon and ultimately results in a bowel movement.

How is Senokot S taken

Take by mouth 1-2 times a day. If taking just once a day, it is suggested to take it at bedtime. When taken at bedtime, Senokot S Laxatives provide overnight relief - taking effect within 6-12 hours. Take by mouth as directed on the package unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. If prescribed, then take exactly as directed. Take each dose with plenty of water. Do not chew.

If you are using the liquid form of Senokot S, it is advisable to use a medication measuring device to accurately measure your dose. Try to avoid using a regular utensil spoon as this may not provide an effective dose.

If you forget or miss a dose, there should be no cause for concern, just take it as soon as possible but do not double-up on doses to compensate for the missed one. If your doctor has prescribed this medication then remember to take your dose every day, exactly as directed.

If not prescribed by your doctor then it is recommended to consult the label on the package for exact dose and instructions.

Side Effects of Senokot S

When taken in SMALL doses, there have been no COMMON side effects reported with Senokot S.

Senokot S might cause the urine to turn pink, red or a brownish color. No need to be alarmed, it is not harmful. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Immediately discontinue use and call your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as: severe stomach pain, rectal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, or no bowel movement.

Less serious side effects may include: gas, bloating, mild nausea, or diarrhea.

Other Brand Names

  • Correctol
  • Dialose Plus
  • Doxidan
  • Peri-Colace

Safety Information:

Senokot S provides seniors with comfortable overnight relief of their constipation. Senokot-S Tablets are small and easy to take.

Children of age 2 years and older can take Senokot S in tablet form. Parents of children under the age of 2 years should consult a pediatrician.

Warnings to the Patient: Do not use Senokot S for longer 7 days unless directed by your doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should seek the advice of a health care professional before using Senokot S. Do not use Senokot S if you are currently taking mineral oil unless directed to do so by your doctor. In the event of an accidental overdose, seek emergency assistance or call the Poison Control Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222.

Keep out of children's reach.

Dosage:

  • Senokot S 50 mg-8.6 mg Form: tablet Taken: oral Dose: 1.0 each (50mg docusate and 8.6mg senna)
  • Senokot liquid 5mls Form: Liquid Taken: oral Dose: 5mls (8.8mg senna)

Visual Description:

Tablets are small and round and salmon pink in color branded with the letter "P" on one side.

Tablets are not scored. medication may look different in generic forms.