Care Senna Tablets Pack of 60

Care Senna Tablets Pack of 60

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Brand: Care
Code: 3748563
Weight: 50g (includes packaging)

Description

Sennia is a herbal medicinal product used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. 

Senna belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. It contains sennosides which work by making bowel muscles contract more often and with more force. This increased muscle action moves bowel contents to the rectum to be emptied and relieves constipation.

Directions

Senna tablets is to be taken by mouth only.

For oral use: Swallow tablets whole with water.

Adults and the elderly: 

Take two tablets at bedtime when necessary.

Children over 12 years: 

One tablet at bedtime when required.

Should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 12 years.

If there is no bowel movement after 3 days, or if symptoms persist, in particular if you have persistent abdominal pain or are passing blood, consult your doctor.

Warnings

Do not take this medicine for more than seven days. You should drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine.

If there is no bowel movement after 3 days, or if symptoms persist, in particular if you have persistent abdominal pain or are passing blood, consult your doctor.

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. 

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have persistent stomach pain or discomfort
  • you have abdominal problems that have come on suddenly and have not been diagnosed by a doctor
  • you have nausea
  • you are vomiting
  • you have an obstruction in the gut
  • you have recently had bowel surgery
  • you have an ileostomy or colostomy
  • you have gastrointestinal bleeding
  • you need to take a laxative every day

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while taking this medicine with other medicines.

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • watery diarrhoea with excessive loss of fluid and electrolytes and muscular weakness - these may happen if you take this medicine for a long period of time
  • malabsorption and bowel problems
  • heart problems
  • kidney problems
  • red or yellow colouration of the faeces and urine
  • griping pains

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine should not be used excessively or for long periods of time as your bowels become used to the effect of the laxative.

This medicine usually takes between 8 - 12 hours to have an effect. It is best to take this medicine at night for relief of constipation the following morning.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Ingredients

Active ingredients: Alexandrian Senna Fruit (pods) (Cassia Senna L. (C. Acutifolia Delile) fruit) corresponding to 7.5mg Hydroxyanthracene Glycosides, calculated as Sennoside B.

Also contains: Magnesium Stearate, Fennel Seed, Croscarmellose Sodium, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica.

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