Senokotreg;-S Tablets

Senokot®•S Tablets
(standardized sennosides/docusate sodium)

When hard, dry stools may cause discomfort, Senokot®•S offers the added comfort of a stool softener. Senokot®•S tablets are available in cartons of 10, 20 and 60 tablets.

ADULTS:

1-2 tablets taken at bedtime, as required
(Maximum, 4 tablets twice daily)

IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING:

Consult a physician.

CHILDREN (6-12 YEARS):

1/2-1 tablet taken at bedtime
(Not to exceed 1 tablet twice per day)
Drink increased liquid (one full glass or more) with each dose.
Oral products produce action in 6-12 hours.

SENOKOT GENERALLY STARTS TO WORK:

Evacuation (bowel movement) generally occurs within 6-12 hours following ingestion or when you take Senokot. The correct dose of the sennosides-containing laxatives is the smallest required to produce comfortable soft-formed stool and varies between individuals.

RECOMMENDED USE: For the relief of occasional constipation. Promotes bowel movement. Contains sennosides from a natural source and the stool softener, docusate sodium.

Important Information You Should Know.

When not to use Senokot®•S: Do not use Senokot®•S if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding and severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes.

CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS: Reduce your dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, griping (cramps or spasms) and/or diarrhea. Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a physician. Remember, do not use a laxative in the presence of fecal impaction, abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting unless directed by a physician. Overuse or extended use of laxatives may cause dependence for bowel function. Do not take any type of laxative for more than one week,unless your physician has ordered a special schedule. When taking a laxative, remember that it should not be taken within two hours of another medicine because the desired effect of the other medicine may be reduced. If you are pregnant or nursing, seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner before using this product. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications.

Symptoms and treatment of overdosage: Prolonged use or overdosage with any stimulant laxative, including those containing senna, may cause diarrhea, leading to excessive water loss (dehydration) and possible electrolyte imbalance. Prolonged excessive use or misuse of these products may also result in the development of atonic colon. In case of overdose: Call a Regional Poison Control Centre and/or your physician and/or your local emergency number immediately, or go to your local hospital emergency, even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep this and all medicine safely out of reach of children.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Each orange, film coated Senokot®•S tablet, stamped S/S on one side, contains 8.6 mg standardized sennosides from a natural source and 50 mg docusate sodium.

NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Cornstarch, guar gum, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide and sodium benzoate. Film coating: D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, lecithin, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Store at 15-25°C