What is Senokot?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Senna

Senokot is a brand name for a formulation containing the plant extract senna, a natural laxative. Senokot is a brand name owned by Purdue.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 21 4
Bowel problems 10 3
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Bowel incontinence 1 1
Bowel irritability 1 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Senokot

Side effect Patients
Bowel problems 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Senokot

Dosage Patients
8.6 mg daily 3
8.6 mg m,w,f 1
17.2 mg daily 1
1tablet(s) as needed 1
2 8.6mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Senokot

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Senokot

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Senokot

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Senokot

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Jul 17, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 34.4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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