Senokot is a laxative comfort promise and uses only the deseeded pod of the senna plant. This is because it contains no harsh impurities (seeds, leaves, or stems) which would cause intestinal distress. Learn more about Senokot and Senokot Side Effects.
Senokot contains two different medicines (docusate and sennosides) that work by keeping water in the intestines. Sennosides are known as a stimulant for laxatives and docusate is a stool softener.
This helps by keeping the right amount of water in the stool making it easier and softer to pass through.
Drink a full glass of water while taking Senokot and read the directions on the prescription label. It may take up to 6-12 hours for medicine to have an effect and cause a bowel movement.
Before taking Senokot, let your doctor know if you allergic to docusate, sennosides and senna. Other allergies may affect the effectiveness of the drug and may cause problems.
Senokot Side Effects
Here are a list of Senokot side effects
- stomach/abdominal pain/cramping
- urine color change (reddish-brown)
If you have these serious side effects occur, visit a doctor immediately
- allergic reaction (rash, ittching/swelling (throat/tongue/face), trouble breathing)
- persistent nausea
- increased diarrhea
- mental/mood changes
- decreased urination
- muscle cramps
- irregular heartbeat
Do not use laxative products if you have noticed a sudden change in bowel movement for a 2 week period. Laxative products should not be used longer than a week. Do not use this drug if you are nursing a baby or are pregnant.