What drug class is senna?

Senna is in a class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It works by increasing activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement.

Can you get a prescription for senna?

Senna is used to relieve occasional constipation in adults and children. This medicine is a laxative. It generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours. This medicine is available without your doctor’s prescription.

Is senna an OTC?

Senna is an FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before procedures such as colonoscopy.

What is another name for senna medication?

Senna is available under the following different brand names: Senokot, ExLax Regular Strength, Lax Pills, Little Tummys Stimulant Laxative Drops, Senexon, SennaGen, Senna Smooth, ExLax Maximum Strength, and SenokotXTRA.

What is the difference between senna and senna S?

Senna is a laxative. Senna S is a combination medicine used to treat occasional constipation. Senna S may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is senna made of?

Senna is an herbal medicine made from the leaves, flowers, and fruit of a large group of flowering plants in the legume family ( 1 ). Extracts and teas made from senna plants have long been used as laxatives and stimulants in traditional herbal medicine ( 1 ).

Is senna and Dulcolax the same?

Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) works fast and the suppositories work even faster to relieve your constipation, as long as you’re okay with it “cramping” your style a bit. Relieves occasional constipation. Senokot (senna) is gentle and effective for occasional constipation, but it can’t be used as a long-term treatment.

What is the generic name for senna?

Senna/docusate is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used to treat constipation. Senna/docusate is available under the following different brand names: PeriColace, Senna Plus, Senna-S, and Senokot-S.

What Colour are senna tablets?

senna 8.6 mg tablet This medicine is a light brown, round, film-coated, tablet imprinted with “TCL 080”.

What happens if you overdose on senna?

Conventional senna used as a laxative is quite safe, but these reports suggest that an overdose can cause acute hepatic failure with early signs of encephalopathy.

Where does senna come from?

Senna’s common name comes from the Hebrew ketziah or kiddah (cassia), which means “peeled back”, possibly referring to senna’s easily peeled bark. There are nearly 200 different species of senna. We primarily source Cassia angustifolia from its native habitat in the Thar Desert region of Rajasthan, India.