Senokot Syrup7.5mg / 5ml is used for the relief of occasional or non-persistent constipation.
Senokot Syrup 7.5mg / 5ml - Senna is known as a 'stimulant laxative'. It acts on nerve endings in the gut wall. These nerves then make the muscles in the intestine contract with more force and more often. When the gut contracts, it moves the contents along faster, and so it reduces constipation. As senna increases the activity of the muscle in the gut, it often causes stomach cramps. Senna is given by mouth and takes 8-12 hours to work.
Please note that results vary from person to person.
Adults: 10ml at night. Children over 6 years: 5ml in the morning. 6 years and under : not to be given except on medical advice.
Avoid prolonged use. Also not to be used in blockage of the gut (intestinal obstruction).Compressed and hardened faeces causing a blockage of the bowel (faecal impaction). This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Abdominal cramps Low blood potassium level (hypokalaemia)
- Over stimulation of the gut wall leading to a non-functioning large bowel (atonic colon)
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
Senna Syrup 7.5mg / 5ml containing in 5ml:
Calcium sennosides 7.5 mg