What is Sennosides?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Senna

Sennosides are hydroxyanthracene glycosides derived from senna leaves that are used as natural laxatives in traditional as well as modern systems of medicine. Available in various dosage forms they can be used to relieve occasional as well as habitual constipation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 11 1
Bowel problems 4 0
Bowel irritability 1 0
Multiple system atrophy 1 0
Parkinson's disease 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 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sennosides

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Flatulence 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sennosides

Dosage Patients
17.2 mg daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 1
25 mg every other day 1
25 mg twice daily 1
4 8.6mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Sennosides

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Sennosides

Duration

Currently taking Sennosides

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

Stopped taking Sennosides

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
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 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Sennosides

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Apr 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal bloating, flatulence, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: abdominal bloating, flatulence, stomach pain

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