Senokot Max Strength Tablets
  • Senokot Max Strength Tablets

Senokot Max Strength Tablets

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Medication features

  • Works in 8-12 hours
  • Predictable relief
  • Senokot available


Buy Senokot Max Strength Tablets Online

You can buy Senokot Max Strength online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Before using Senokot Max Strength, you should read the medicine information leaflet, and be aware of the cautions. Once you have done this, you will complete a short acknowledgement assessment to make sure this medicine is right for you. After completing your order, our pharmacy will then review the order, and if approved, dispatch the medication to your door.

Senokot is used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. This medicine does not help with weight loss.

What is Senokot Max Strength?

Senokot Max Strength tablets are a laxative treatment that is used for the short term relief of constipation. Made with natural Senna, the active ingredient normally takes effect in less than 12 hours. Senokot is recommended for adults who may seek a natural treatment for overnight constipation relief. 

Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation usually occurs when you are unable to pass stools due to them being harder or larger than usual.

There are many reasons why constipation occurs, some of the most common causes are:

  • Dehydration
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Dietary issues
  • Inactivity or lack of exercise
  • Pregnancy
  • Avoiding toilet trips over a long to medium period.

Some medications can also cause changes in bowel habits due to side effects.  Commonly prescribed medications such as codeine containing products can be a contributing factor.

Does Senokot Max Strength work in easing constipation?

Senokot Max Strength will usually help to bring relief when suffering from constipation. The product contains an active ingredient called ‘Senna’. This works to help stimulate and encourage movement in the muscle area of your bowel.

This treatment begins to take effect in only a few hours. This can help the natural process of moving stools through the bowel, which helps you pass stools easier.

It is recommended to take Senokot before bed which encourages bowel movement in the morning which can help ease constipation.

Senokot Max Strength dosage

You can take Senokot Max Strength by swallowing one tablet at night with a glass of water. This is the best time to take Senokot. This medicine is for short term use and should only need to be taken two or three times a week. It should not be used for more than 1 week.

If no bowel movement is detected within three days of taking this product then speak to your doctor or healthcare professional. Senokot Max should not be used by those under 18 years old.

Is Senokot safe for breastfeeding and pregnancy use?

It is not recommended to take Senokot when pregnant or breastfeeding. Constipation can be a common problem, especially during pregnancy. Speak to your healthcare professional or doctor for recommended treatments during pregnancy.

Senokot Max Strength Side Effects 

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If any of the following or other side effects occur, stop taking this medicine and consult a doctor or pharmacist:

  • abdominal pain, spasms and diarrhoea, in particular, these effects may be experienced by patients with irritable colon. In these cases, a dose reduction may be necessary.
  • hypersensitivity reactions, hives (skin bumps), skin itchiness or local or more widespread rash, or asthma.
  • can make you more likely to catch infections
  • chronic use may lead to albuminuria and haematuria which is albumin or red blood cells in the urine.
  • yellow or red-brown discolouration of urine may occur, which harmless
  • chronic use may cause pigmentation of the gastrointestinal tract which usually recedes when the product is no longer taken.
  • low potassium levels in the blood leading to muscle weakness and cramps 
  • changes in the shape of the finger and fingernail, muscular spasms and inflammation of bones and joints

See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects.


How long does Senokot Max Strength take to work?

Senokot Max should be taken before bedtime. This encourages bowel movement overnight. Relief is usually seen within 48 hours of use. If no bowel movement happens within 3 days of taking this medicine, consult your doctor or GP.

Is it safe to take Senokot every day?

Senokot is not recommended for everyday use and the on-pack/prescriber guidance should be followed when using this product. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more guidance.

Does Senokot Max Strength help with weight loss?

Senokot is considered a stimulant laxative, this means that the product doesn’t reduce the absorption of nutrients or calories from the body. Senokot can cause stools to be more watery than normal with abdominal cramps and potential dehydration if misused.  

Laxative overuse can be damaging to your health and doesn’t help with weight loss. It is recommended to speak to your doctor for advice on losing weight by following a balanced diet and exercising.

When should Senokot Max Strength not be used? 

This product is not suitable to be used in children under 18 and those who are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.  

It is recommended that you speak to your doctor before taking this product if you suffer from kidney problems, bowel blockage or a narrowing of the gastrointestinal tract. Senokot Max Strength also contains lactose monohydrate so ensure that you speak to your doctor before use.  

Where else can I buy Senokot Max Strength?

We are confident that Simple Online Pharmacy offers the best value pricing on Senokot Max Strength, however, if you would like to compare our prices with competitors, search ‘Senokot Boots’, Senokot Max Strength Sainsburys’, Senokot Max Strength Tesco’.

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, or by contacting us.


Warnings for Senokot Max Strength Tablets

Do not take if you:

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

Read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of warnings.


Ingredients in Senokot Max Strength Tablets

Each tablet contains standardised powdered Alexandrian Senna fruit (pods) and Tinnevelly Senna fruit (pods) equivalent to 15mg hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as sennoside B.

This medicine also contains calcium phosphate, maize starch, magnesium stearate and lactose monohydrate. 

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