1 gastric-juice-resistant tablet
150-220 mg dried powdered extract
from Tinnevelly senna fruits standardized to hydroxyanthracene derivatives
calculated as sennoiside B.
Polyethylene glycol 6000, Liquid
glucose, Microcrystalline cellulose, Polysorbate 80, Acacia gum, Magnesium
stearate, Calcium carbonate, Talc, Sucrose, Lactose anhydrous, Titanium
dioxide, Stearic acid, Hydrophobic colloidal silica, Methacrylic copolymer,
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, Montanglycolwax.
Mode of Action
Senna is a laxative by virtue of
its main component, the anthracene derivatives Sennosides.
For short term use in cases of
constipation of varying causes, conditions in need of easy bowel movements
and for clearing or emptying the intestinal tract for diagnostic and
Ileus, inflammatory conditions of
the intestine (e.g Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) as well as abdominal
pains of unknown cause and electrolyte imbalance. Also contraindicated in
patients with a hypersensitivity to preparation of Senna. Do not give to
children under 12 years of age. Do not use during pregnancy and the
Interactions with other
In the case of chronic abuse, a
strengthening of the cardiac glycoside effect is possible as a result of
Simultaneous use with
chloramphenicol can significantly reduce the laxative effect of Senna.
Dosage and Mode of Application
If not prescribed otherwise, 1-2
tablets to be swallowed with some liquid at bedtime. Stimulating laxatives
should not be taken over a long period without consulting a physician.
Are dose dependent but rare.
a) abdominal pains
b) abdominal colic
g) may discolour urine or stools
Chronic intake of high doses can
lead to hypokalaemia, albuminurica and haematuria.
If condition persists for more
than one week, please consult a physician.
Long term use is not advisable.
In chronic cases of constipation, treatment with high fiber diet should be
Frequent or prolonged use of this
preparation may result in dependence towards the products and imbalanced
Do not use when abdominal pain,
nausea or vomiting are present.
The shelf life of the product is
3 years from the date of manufacture. Do not use after the expiry date.
Store below 25°C.
Keep out of reach of children.