Arkopharma-Sene 290 mg Capsule 45pcs

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Senna capsules

What senna is used for:

  • Senna is an FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) laxative.
  • It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy.
  • Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anal or rectal surgery, tears in the lining of the anus (anal fissures), hemorrhoids, and weight loss.

Do not use senna:

  • The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
  • appendicitis
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • the inability to control a bowel movement
  • Allergies: Sennosides

Warnings and Precautions:

  • Electrolyte disturbances, potassium deficiency: Overuse of senna can make these conditions worse.
  • Dehydration, diarrhea or loose stools: Senna should not be used in people with dehydration, diarrhea, or loose stools.
  • It can make these conditions worse.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions: Senna should not be used by people with abdominal pain (either diagnosed or undiagnosed), intestinal blockage, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, stomach inflammation, anal prolapse, or hemorrhoids.
  • Heart disease: Senna can cause electrolyte disturbances and might make heart disease worse.

Possible side effects:

  • Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue, feel faint, or have difficulty breathing. Stop using the product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body. 

Other medicines and senna:

  • Moderate Interaction: Be cautious with this combination
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with SENNA
  • Senna is a type of laxative called a stimulant laxative. Stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the risk of side effects of digoxin (Lanoxin).
  • Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with SENNA
  • Senna is a laxative. Some laxatives can decrease potassium in the body. "Water pills" can also decrease potassium in the body. Taking senna along with "water pills" might decrease potassium in the body too much.
  • Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with SENNA
  • Senna can work as a laxative. In some people senna can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea can increase the effects of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. If you take warfarin do not to take excessive amounts of senna.

How to use senna:

  • To be taken orally, for adults only.
  • Take 2 capsules per day at mealtimes with a large glass of water.
  • We recommend that you avoid using senna for long periods of time without seeking advice from a specialist.

How to store senna:

  • Keep out of reach of young children.
  • Store away from light, heat, and humidity.

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  • Manufacturer: ArkoPharma
  • Product form: Capsules
  • Ingredients: Senna