Senokot contains Senna, a natural plant extract which works by stimulating the muscles in the bowel in a similar way to figs and prunes. Helping to bring gentle, predictable relief, Senokot works with your body, leaving you feeling much fresher and brighter again. Senokot Syrup provides effective relief from constipation. It is suitable for children from the age of 2 in a smaller dose. The dose can also be easily managed.
Directions for use:
Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years old and over:
the usual dose is one to two 5 ml spoonfuls at bedtime.
Children under 12 years old: Not to be given except on medical advice.
Duration of use:
Normally it is sufficient to take this medicinal product two to three times a week. Use for more than 1 -2 weeks requires medical supervision.
Tell a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if:
Do not take Senokot 7.5mg/5ml Syrup if you:
This medicine is not to be given to children under 2 years of age.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if:
When administering this product to incontinent adults, pads should be changed more frequently to prevent extended skin contact with faeces
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. Caution is required if you are diabetic as each 5ml contains 3.2 kilocalories. This medicinal product also contains small amounts of ethanol (Alcohol) less than 100mg per dose
Each 5ml of Senokot 7.5mg/5ml Syrup contains calcium sennosides equivalent to 7.5mg total sennosides (calculated as Sennoside B). The other ingredients are potassium sorbate (E202), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), maltitol liquid (E965), xanthan gum, anti-foam (Medical C) emulsion, prune flavour, citric acid anhydrous and purified water
Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine