Cocoa flavoured alternative for people who may prefer liquids, such as the elderly and children. Senokot® Syrup is available in 100 mL, 250 mL and 500 mL bottles.
2-3 teaspoons (10-15 mL), 1-2 times per day taken at bedtime as required
(Maximum, 15 mL twice a day)
IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDREN (6-12 YEARS):
1-2 teaspoons (5-10 mL), 1-2 times per day taken preferably at bedtime
(Not to exceed 10 mL twice a day)
Adjust dosage as necessary.
CHILDREN (2-5 YEARS):
Consult a healthcare professional.
SENOKOT GENERALLY STARTS TO WORK:
Evacuation (bowel movement) generally occurs within 6-12 hours following ingestion. The correct dose of the sennosides-containing laxatives is the smallest required to produce comfortable soft-formed stool and varies between individuals.
RECOMMENDED USE: For relief of functional constipation (occasional or constipation that does not happen all the time). Promotes bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine. The natural source senna in all Senokot® products provides comfortable, overnight relief from occasional constipation.
Important Information You Should Know.
When not to use Senokot®: Do not use Senokot® if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding and severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes.
CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS: Reduce your dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, griping (cramps or spasms) and/or diarrhea.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a physician. Remember, do not use a laxative in the presence of fecal impaction, abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting unless directed by a physician. Overuse or extended use of laxatives may cause dependence for bowel function. Do not take any type of laxative for more than one week,unless your physician has ordered a special schedule. When taking a laxative, remember that it should not be taken within two hours of another medicine because the desired effect of the other medicine may be reduced. If you are pregnant or nursing, seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner before using this product. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications.
Symptoms and treatment of overdosage: Prolonged use or overdosage with any stimulant laxative, including those containing senna, may cause diarrhea, leading to excessive water loss (dehydration) and possible electrolyte imbalance. Prolonged excessive use or misuse of these products may also result in the development of atonic colon. In case of overdose: Call a Regional Poison Control Centre and/or your physician and/or your local emergency number immediately, or go to your local hospital emergency, even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep this and all medicine safely out of reach of children.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Each mL of Senokot® Syrup contains 1.7 mg standardized sennosides.
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Artificial cocoa enhancer liquid, artificial chocolate flavour, ethyl alcohol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sucrose.
(Contains 7% alcohol).
Store at 15-25°C
Please read and follow information on the label to be sure this product is suitable for you.