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Senexon®, Senna Lax®, SennaCon®, Senokot®
Often used for:
Senna is a laxative used to treat occasional constipation and hard stools. It may also be used to empty bowels before surgery or other medical procedures. It works by increasing the activity of the intestines to cause bowel movements. This medicine usually causes a bowel movement within 6-12 hours.
Senna is available over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription. Some products may use a combination of senna and docusate.
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be taken as a tablet or chewable tablet by mouth
Not all patients who take senna will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.