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Senna S

Generic name: docusate and senna [DOK-yoo-sate-and-SEN-a]
Brand names: Colace 2-in-1, Senexon-S, Senna Plus, Senna S, Senna-Time S,…
Drug class: laxatives

What is Senna S?

Docusate is a stool softener. Senna has been identified as an effective laxative.Senna S is a combination medicine for treating periodic constipation.Senna S may also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Senna S

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Senna S may cause serious side effects. Stop taking Senna S and call your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • Severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting,
  • No bowel movement.

Common adverse negative effects from Senna S may include:

  • Gas, bloating;
  • Diarrhea;
  • A mild stomach ache.

This list does not represent all possible side effects; others could occur. Please seek medical advice regarding any adverse reactions and report symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Miralax, lactulose, polyethylene glycol 3350, docusate/senna, glycolax, and Constulose


Use only as indicated on the label or as recommended by your doctor.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Senna S if you are allergic to senna, docusate, or mineral oils.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is suitable for you if you have ever used:

  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Stomach pain;
  • A sudden change in the way you eat lasting 2 weeks or more;
  • An intestinal disorder like Crohn's disease as well as ulcerative colitis.

Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.Don't give the medication to children under 2 years of age without medical guidance.

How to take Senna S?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician.Use Senna S with a full glass of water.It's best to take this medication in the evening or before bedtime. Senna S will cause you to experience a bowel movement in six to twelve hours.Do not use Senna S for longer than 7 consecutive days unless your doctor advises you to.

Consult your physician if your constipation doesn't improve or worsens following the use of Senna S.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Senna S is used when it is needed, you may not be following a dose schedule. Do not miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate medical assistance or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 for support.

The symptoms of an overdose can include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

What should be avoided?

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other laxative or stool softener, which could contain components similar to docusate or senna.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can influence Senna S, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.



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