senna (sennosides; Senokot, Senokot EXTRA and others)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is sennosides A&B-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

Senna is a natural medicine derived from the senna plant. Senna contains sennosides which acts as a stimulant laxative. It works by irritating and stimulating intestinal cells, producing contractions in intestines, water influx to the intestines and bowel movement.

What brand names are available for sennosides A&B-oral tablet?

Senokot, Senokot EXTRA and others

Is sennosides A&B-oral tablet available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for sennosides A&B-oral tablet?

No

What are the side effects of sennosides A&B-oral tablet?

Side effects of sennosides are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015

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