Care Senna Tablets
  • Care Senna Tablets

Senna Tablets

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Product features

  • Relieves Occasional Constipation
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Sold in packs of 20 & 100 Tablets

Overview

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Senna is a stimulant laxative used to treat short term constipation. It takes around 8 hours for the laxative effect to work, which means it’s best taken at night. It should not be used to treat chronic constipation.

You can buy senna for constipation online from our UK registered pharmacy. After reading any relevant information, you can place your order. Our pharmacy team will review, dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.

What is Senna?

Senna is a natural laxative made from the leaves and fruit of the senna plant. It used to treat constipation. Constipation is a common condition that can affect people of all ages.

Constipation means that you are unable to pass stools as regularly and easily as you normally can. Some people find it difficult to completely empty their bowel. Senna 7.5 mg tablets can be used to help relieve constipation and make it easier to pass stools.

The tablets contain Senna/Sennosides and can be used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. It’s a type of laxative called a stimulant laxative.

How does Senna work?

Senna is a stimulant laxative. This means it stimulates the muscles in your gut, which helps the muscles to move stools along your bowel. This is the reason for the Senna laxative effect and helps with constipation and makes it easier to pass stools.

How long does Senna take to work?

It takes around 8 hours for the medicine to work. For this reason, most people are advised to take it before bed. This gives the medicine time to work overnight and should help you go to the toilet in the morning. Senna tablets should only be used for a short time.

Using Senna Tablets

The Senna tablets dosage is one or two tablets should be taken at night. It’is only appropriate to treat adults and children over 12 years old.

It should be used for the short term treatment of constipation. Long term use of stimulant laxatives is not recommended because it can cause your bowel to stop functioning by itself. If you have more problematic, long term constipation it is best to seek advice from your doctor.

If, after three days of use, no bowel movement has occurred, you should consult your pharmacist or doctor. 

Effectiveness

Senna medication is an effective laxative, however, everyone responds differently to medication. Depending on the cause of your constipation, another class of laxative may be more appropriate. If it’s ineffective for you, it may be appropriate to try another type of laxative after speaking to your GP.

Alternatives

Alternative laxatives available from Simple Online Pharmacy UK include:

  • Senokot - contains the same active ingredient as senna.
  • Senokot Max Strength - contains the same active ingredient as Senna
  • Lactulose - an osmotic laxative that aims to increase the fluid into the bowel.
  • Bisacodyl - a stimulant laxative that acts in a similar way to senna.
  • Fybogel - a bulk-forming laxative that aims to increase the fibre in the bowel.
  • Glycerin Suppositories - A stimulant laxative that has a fast acting, local effect.

Following certain lifestyle measures can also help improve constipation. This includes increasing your fluid and fibre intake, increasing how much you exercise, and eating more fruit and vegetables.

If implementing the above lifestyle measures are ineffective in easing your constipation, it may be appropriate to treat your constipation with a laxative.

Senna Vs Senokot Max Strength

Senokot Max Strength contains the active ingredient senna but at a higher strength. This means that only ONE tablet can be taken at night rather than up to two as with senna tablets. Other brands of this medication include Care Senna tablets.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Senna is not advised to be used during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.

If you are suffering constipation during pregnancy you should consult your pharmacist or doctor who can recommend a suitable medication.

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Side Effects

Senna tablets side effects

As with any medicine, taking Senna can cause side effects. Possible side effects include abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhoea, and changes to the colour of urine. For a complete list of Senna side effects that may occur, see section 4 of the patient information leaflet.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

How to take Senna

The recommended dose is one or two tablets taken at night. It should be used for the short term treatment of constipation. If, after three days of use, no bowel movement has occurred, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Warnings

Senna tablet warnings

This medicine isn’t suitable for everyone to take. This includes people who: 

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • have kidney or heart failure
  • have blockage or narrowing of the gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus, intestinal obstruction or stenosis)
  • have already taken a laxative and are still constipated
  • have appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • have severe dehydration
  • have persistent or undiagnosed abdominal complaints e.g pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • have paralysis or a lack of muscle tone in the bowel (atony)
  • have faecal impaction or rectal bleeding for which you don't know the cause, or blood in your stools
  • have had a sudden change in bowel habit that has lasted for more than 2 weeks
  • are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • are under 12 years of age

See the patient information leaflet for further information.

Ingredients

Sennosides (total) 7.5mg, Maize Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sterate. Buy Care Senna Tablets Pack of 20 from Simple Online Pharmacy

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