Asked by: Erline Talambum
Asked in category: food and drink, food movements
Last Updated: 28th May 2024

What side effects can Sennosides cause?

Side effects from sennosides include:
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea,
  • electrolyte imbalance,
  • nausea,
  • Urine discoloration
  • Finger clubbing is a side effect of long-term drug use

So, Senna is safe to be taken daily?

Senna can be taken by mouth short-term and is likely to be safe for adults and children over 2 years of age. Senna can be dangerous if taken long-term by mouth or in high doses. Senna should not be used for longer than 2 weeks. Use for longer periods can lead to bowel dysfunction and dependence on laxatives.

The question that follows is: Are Sennosides stool softeners? Sennosides are also known as stimulant-laxatives. They keep water in the intestines which causes movement. Docusate is also known as a stool softener.

How do you use Sennosides in this way?

  1. Take this medicine with you for at least 2 hours.
  2. If you are taking it once daily, take it at bedtime.
  3. Take it whole. Do not chew, break or crush.
  4. Drink a glass of water along with it.

Are Sennosides considered natural?

Senna, a natural medicine that contains sennosides derived from the leaves the senna plants, is also known as Senna. Sennosides cause irritation to the lining of your bowel and a laxative action. Senna can be used as an alternative medicine to treat constipation and as a laxative. FDA has not approved all uses of senna.