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(also known as Senna)

Oral laxatives are medicines taken by mouth to encourage bowel movements to relieve constipation.

There are several different types of oral laxatives and they work in different ways. Since directions for use are different for each type, it is important to know which one you are taking. The different types of o... continue

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Senokot Reviews

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I take 28.6mg twice a day total 4. This is to prevent constipation that has caused bleeding ulcers while on warfarin.It works. I have diarrhea anytime I digest anything.
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Have to take 2 pills twice a day to prevent constipation. Dr didnt want bowel bleeding which I had problems with in the past while on blood thinners.
This seems to keep my body into some sort of a rythm so I take 1 tablet every evening
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stool softener to stop constipation
Works well but gives me terrible stomach cramps.
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I love this pill, we have tried different things to get her bowels to move and this is the only one that doesn't go the other way it just helps soften.
I like to take 2 a day.I have IBS-C so it helps.
helps some but I have to take massive dose daily
Don't know if I should be taking it or not.
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Do the job but can be very harsh so regulate myself too many has adverse effect
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  1. Discussion: Help, I'm going to split in half!
    BTW, Senna Leaf is made by Solaray and is in the supplement aisle of your health food store. Mine stopped carrying it but they order it for me in bul... [More]
  2. Discussion: Mineral Oil for Constipation?
    My doctor also suggested senokot-S, or pericolace as safe and effective. I have used the regular senokot, but realize that the addition of a stool so... [More]
  3. Discussion: Mineral Oil for Constipation?
    My doctor suggests senokot with softener. It can be used long term if necessary. [More]
  4. Discussion: overdose on laxatives ????
    Orsova, why would your doctor advise against Senna? that is the main component in most laxatives. Stuff like Senokot and X-lax all have Senna leaves... [More]
  5. Discussion: Constipation Help needed
    I'm still kinda new only a month out of surgery but I went 11 miserable days with no BM. My nurse suggested a dose and a half of miralax and two senok... [More]