Senokot (Oral)


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chewing Senokot tablets


I have a difficult time swallowing any kind of medication, ex; tablets, capsules, gel caps, etc; My question is, can I chew a Senokot tablet. It's the size of a Bayer aspirin, which I also chew. The taste of medication doesn't bother me as long as I d...
by Vincent Artale in Congers, New York, 03/03/2017

urine colour change


hi i've been having problems with constipation and general bloated ness and discomfort, i took one tablet at 10 am in the morning and it helped a little then i took two the same night and they were very effective, problem is my urine is orange is ...
by sharon fox in uk, 02/23/2008

normal dosage


I'm doing a project and I've yet to see what the normal dosage range is for this drug? Please inform me asap. thanks natasha rolling
by Natasha Rolling in Stayner, ON, 02/02/2007

Senokot (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Senokot (Oral)

Senokot (Oral) Medication Classification

LAXATIVE, STIMULANT (By mouth)

Senokot (Oral) Brandname

Senokot, Dulcolax, Senokot Children's, Cholan-HMB, Nature's Remedy, Femintrol, Swiss Kriss, Phen-Lax, A-3 Revised, Alocass, Alocass 1/2x, Uni Cenna, Innerclean, Geri-Kot, Senno

Senokot (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

When To Not Use Senokot (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any stimulant laxatives, or if you have intestinal blockage, signs of appendicitis (severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting), or rectal bleeding of unknown cause.

How Should You Use Senokot (Oral)

Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Granule, Flake, Liquid, Powder, Tablet, Coated Tablet, Delayed Release Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of liquid daily.
  • Swallow the capsule,tablet, or coated tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • The chewable tablet should be completely chewed before you swallow it.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • The granules may be eaten plain, mixed with liquids such as milk, or sprinkled on soft food (such as applesauce or yogurt).
  • You may need to shake the oral liquid before you use it.
  • Dissolve the powder in water or fruit juice, and drink the mixture right away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Senokot (Oral) Storage

Store Senokot (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Senokot (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Senokot (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use a laxative within 2 hours before or after taking other medicines.
  • You should not use a laxative containing bisacodyl, such as Dulcolax®, within 1 hour before or after drinking milk or taking an antacid.

Senokot (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
  • Do not give laxatives to children under 6 years old unless you talk to your doctor.
  • You should not use this laxative for longer than 1 week unless approved by your doctor. Laxatives may be habit-forming and can harm your bowels if you use them too long.

Senokot (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle aches
  • Skin rash
  • Weakness or tiredness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Burping
  • Diarrhea or cramps
  • Nausea

Senokot (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

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