Ex-Lax Maximum Strength [OTC]; Ex-Lax [OTC]; Geri-kot [OTC]; GoodSense Senna Laxative [OTC]; Perdiem Overnight Relief [OTC]; Senexon [OTC]; Senna Lax [OTC]; Senna Laxative [OTC]; Senna Maximum Strength [OTC]; Senna Smooth [OTC]; Senna-Gen [OTC] [DSC]; Senna-GRX [OTC]; Senna-Lax [OTC]; Senna-Tabs [OTC]; Senna-Time [OTC]; SennaCon [OTC]; Senno [OTC]; Senokot Extra Strength [OTC]; Senokot To Go [OTC] [DSC]; Senokot XTRA [OTC] [DSC]; Senokot [OTC]
- It is used to treat hard stools (constipation).
- If you have an allergy to senna or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Bowel block, belly pain, upset stomach, rectal bleeding, throwing up, or change in bowel habits lasting >2 weeks.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use this drug for more than 1 week unless told to do so by your doctor.
- Do not use other laxatives or stool softeners unless told to do so by the doctor.
- If you have rectal bleeding or you do not have a bowel movement after using this drug, talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Belly pain.
- Stomach cramps.
- Follow how to take this drug as you have been told by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.
- Do not take other drugs within 2 hours of this drug.
- Take at bedtime if taking once a day.
- Shake well before use.
- Chew well before swallowing.
Tablets and capsules:
- Swallow tablet whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Take with a full glass of water.
- If you take this drug on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from heat.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.