What is Senna Lax?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Senna

Senna-Lax is a brand name product that contains senna. It is a stimulant laxative used for the short-term treatment of constipation and to evacuate the colon for bowel or rectal examinations.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Senna Lax

Side effect Patients
Bowel irritability 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Senna Lax

Dosage Patients
8.6 mg daily 2
17.2 mg daily 1
125 mg every other day 1
8.6mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Senna Lax

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Senna Lax

Duration

Currently taking Senna Lax

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Senna Lax

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Senna Lax and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Senna Lax

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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