What is Docusate-senna?

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Docusate and senna is a combination of a stimulant laxative and a stool softener, used for the short term treatment of constipation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 46 12
Bowel problems 22 2
Chronic constipation 4 0
Bowel irregularity 3 1
Bowel irritability 3 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 2 3

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
5
None
11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Docusate-senna

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 2
Diarrhea 2
Balance problems 1
Constipation 1
Hair loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Docusate-senna

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 1
50-8.6 mg daily 1
2 x 50-8.6 mg daily 1
2 x 50 mg-8.6 mg daily 1
50mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Docusate-senna

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Expense 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Docusate-senna

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

Stopped taking Docusate-senna

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 11
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2 patient evaluations for Docusate-senna

Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jun 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I now give myself shots in my stomach, constipation caused by opids/methadone
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 6, 2011 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 50 mg-8.6 mg Daily

Apr 28, 2011 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 50 mg-8.6 mg Daily

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 50 mg-8.6 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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