Senna is an organic herb that is utilized in modern medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions. Sennosides are derived from the plant's leaves and these
Senna is given in various forms such as tablets and liquids for oral delivery, patches, rectal suppositories, and more. Your doctor will decide your dosage based on your specific condition, age, and health status. If you are prescribed the liquid form, never measure your dosage with a teaspoon, etc. Senna dosages should only be measured with a proper dose-measuring spoon. If you do not have one, ask your doctor and he or she will provide you with further information as to where you may acquire one.
Some patients using senna may experience unwanted side effects. Until you begin taking senna, there is no way to know what side effects, if any, you will experience. Consult with your doctor about all the potential side effects that could be experienced so you will be prepared and ready to act if you experience any. Always see your doctor if you experience any side effects that linger or worsen. Common side effects seen with senna are:
Some patients using senna may experience severe side effects. If you experience a severe side
NOTE: Senna usage may cause an increase in digoxin toxicity in some patients who are taking digoxin.
NOTE: Senna is not recommended for long-term use.
If you are considering the use of senna check with your doctor and ask if
Senna is contraindicated for the following:
WARNING: Senna usage may worsen heart disease in some patients. Ask your doctor for more information.
Use of senna may be inadvisable in some patients who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, breastfeeding, or planning to begin breastfeeding. If any of the aforementioned applies to you, do not take senna in any form until you have been screened by your doctor and he or she has decided that senna is safe for your use.
NOTE: Overuse of senna may potentially cause many medical problems. Talk to your doctor about dosage and usage. Senna overuse is known to worsen electrolyte disturbances and potassium deficiency.
Senna may be contraindicated for other conditions, diseases, issues, and drug interactions so talk to your doctor about all the possible contraindications.
Drug Interactions: Senna may negatively interact with many drugs, supplements, or herbals. Talk to your doctor and inform him or her of any of the aforementioned that you are currently taking or have recently taken.
Exercise Extreme Caution and Consult with your Doctor if Using Any of the Following Drugs:
Exercise Extreme Caution if Using Any of the Following Herbals or Supplements:
NOTE: Discontinue use of senna if you are experiencing watery stools or diarrhea and contact your doctor at once.
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