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Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Laxative, Stimulant Ex-lax® Adult, Children

Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets - What is it for

Ex-lax® is a stimulant laxative that is used to relieve occasional constipation. It generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.

Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets cause?

Common side effects include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Inform your doctor if the side effects above become severe and bothersome.

Before taking Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets?

Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets - Dosage and How to Use

How should Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets be used?

Ex-lax® is usually administered once or twice daily; unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor. It is not recommended for children under 6.

During use of Ex-Lax Senna, an adequate level of fluid intake should be maintained

1 chocolate bar contains 12 small squares.

BREAK the bar and administer the required number of square(s)

(1 small square = 15 mg of Sennosides)

 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets safely?

How should I store Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets safely?

Sennosides 15 mg Chewable Tablets - Additional Information

Excessive use of stimulant laxatives can cause diarrhoea and dependence.

Inform your doctor if you (or your child) experience any rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after 3 days of use. These may be signs of a serious condition.

  • Updated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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