senna (sennosides; Senokot, Senokot EXTRA and others)

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GENERIC NAME: senna (sennosides)

BRAND NAME: Senokot, Senokot EXTRA and others

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Sennosides is used for occasional constipation and should not be used for longer than 7 days.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of sennosides are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015

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