Senokot® Extra Strength
Extra strength, yet just as gentle. Get relief of constipation with our new extra-strength tablets.
Cautions and warnings
Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, griping (cramps or spasms) and/or diarrhea. Do not use in the presence of fecal impaction and undiagnosed, acute or persistent gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting) as these symptoms can be signs of a potential or existing intestinal blockage or ileus. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Hypersensitivity is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use. If rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement occurs, discontinue therapy and consult a physician, as this may indicate a serious condition.
Consult a physician 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 physician prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications. Long-term use of stimulant laxatives should be avoided as it may lead to impaired function of the intestine, dependence on laxatives, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance (including hypokalemia). Concomitant therapy with other drugs or herbal substances known to induce hypokalemia (e.g., diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids and licorice root) may enhance the electrolyte imbalance. Prolonged excessive use or misuse of these products may also result in the development of atonic colon.
Symptoms and treatment of overdosage: The major symptoms of overdose abuse of any stimulant laxative, including those containing senna, are griping pain and severe diarrhea, leading to excessive water loss (dehydration) and possible electrolyte imbalance (hypokalemia). Treatment should be supported with generous amounts of fluid. Electrolytes, especially potassium, should be monitored. This is especially important in the elderly. 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.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Each Senokot® Extra Strength tablet contains 17.2 mg sennosides from natural senna.
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Corn starch, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.
Store at 15-25°C.
Senokot® Extra Strength Tablets are available at your local drugstore. Samples are also available through your family physician.
Please read and follow the information on the label to be sure this product is suitable for you.