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. Senokot Syrup is a fruit flavoured syrup that is sugar free.
The active ingredient is Calcium Sennosides (7.5 mg/5ml). The other ingredients are a fruit flavoured base with methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates, potassium sorbate (E202), maltitol syrup (E965), xanthan gum, antifoam emulsion, prune flavour, citric acid and water. This medicinal product contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per dose. Sugar free
Adults and children over 12: Take two to four 5ml spoonfuls at night.
Children over 6: Take one to two 5ml spoonfuls in the morning.
Children 2-6: Take half to one 5ml spoonful in the morning.
New users should start with the lowest dose and increase if necessary by one half of initial dose each day. Once regularity has been regained, dosage should be reduced and can usually be stopped.
Senokot usually acts within 8-12 hours. Dose can be repeated on a daily basis until bowel action is restored, but if there is no bowel movement within three days of use, consult your doctor.
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