10 patient evaluations for Senna

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25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 18 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jul 09, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8.6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After my most recent hospital stay, I became more concerned about my medication induced constipation and began taking Senna as a method of getting some control over the condition. My doctor approved it for long term use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LapisLee
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LapisLee
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 57
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Kidney Disease

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Jan 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Apr 30, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    Severe (too iritant on the boels, Bowel irritability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

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Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Navy Nurse
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Navy Nurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 17.2 mg Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 17.2 mg Daily

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MsLisa
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MsLisa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Apr 16, 2010 (Started Dec 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can cause loose stools and occasional accidents.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea

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webguy1958
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webguy1958
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: severe
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 9, 2010 (Started Mar 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 17.2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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expastrychef
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expastrychef
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2010 (Started Mar 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bowel problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 17.2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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avaquaint
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avaquaint
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jan 11, 2009 (Started Apr 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Bloating, Gas, Stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Stomach pain, Gas, Bloating

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SirIsaac
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SirIsaac
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Aug 1, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 34.4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Senna should be used short-term only. For persistent trouble, other drugs should be considered.

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