RM 14.40



Each tablet contains 7.5 mg of Sennosides.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Starch Glycollate, Lactose, Maize Starch, Povidone, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Black Brown Oxide E172.

Senna is indicated for the relief of occasional constipation.

Dosage/Direction for Use
Follow the doctor's instructions.
Adults only: 2-4 tablets daily.
Not to be given to children except on medical advice.
The tablets should be taken orally, at night.
If the patient forgets to take Senna: If the patient forgets to take a dose of the medicine in the evening then take it the next evening.
Do not double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.

If the patient accidentally takes a higher dose of the medicine, contact immediately the doctor or pharmacist. Where diarrhoea is severe, conservative measures are usually sufficient; generous amounts of fluid, especially fruit drinks, should be given.

Senna is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the product. Also, it should not be given to patients with symptoms of appendicitis, intestinal obstruction inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis, or abdominal pain of unknown origin. If symptoms persist, consult the doctor.
Senna tablets should not be used for prolonged periods. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactose deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.

Special Precautions
Be particularly careful with Senna.
Inform the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed. Interactions with other drugs have not been reported.
Effects on ability to drive or use machines: Senna tablets do not affect the ability to drive or use machinery.

Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy: The product should not be used during pregnancy unless considered essential by the physician.
Lactation: The product should not be used during lactation unless considered essential by the physician. Anthraquinones are excreted into the milk of nursing mothers but clinical studies have shown that breast-fed infants or mothers taking sennosides in the puerperium did not show any effects to the drug.

Adverse Reactions
Like all medicines, Senna tablets can have undesirable effects. Prolonged use of Senna Tablets may cause watery diarrhoea with excessive loss of fluid and electrolytes, particularly potassium, muscular weakness and weight loss. Also, changes in the intestinal musculature associated with malabsorption and dilation of the bowel similar to ulcerative colitis and to megacolon, can occur. Cardiac and renal symptoms have been reported. Melanosis coli and a red or yellow discolouration of the urine and faeces may also occur. Senna tablets may give rise to griping abdominal pain. If the patient notices any undesirable effects that are not mentioned, inform the doctor or pharmacist.


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