Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult 20s

SKU : OTCSENTAB20 PIP-Code : 1085216 EAN : 5011309066012
Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult provide short-term relief from occasional constipation in adults from 18 years.
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OTCSENTAB20
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Description

Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult

Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult are a herbal medicinal product used for the short-term relief of occasional constipation in adults aged 18 and over. The tablets contain Senna pods/Sennosides which work as a stimulant laxative. Laxatives do not affect the number of calories absorbed from food - this means they do not help with weight loss.

Directions

New users should start with the lowest dose and increase it to the maximum if necessary. Once regularity has been regained dosage should be reduced and stopped.

Adults aged 18 years and over and the elderly:
  • Take two tablets at bedtime when required.
  • Swallow tablets whole with water.
Normally it is sufficient to take this medicine up to two to three times a week. Do not take for more than one week.

Consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse:
  • If your symptoms worsen or persist during the use of the medicinal product.
  • If there is no bowel movement after 3 days and laxatives are needed every day.
  • If abdominal pain persists.

Ingredients

  • Active Ingredient: Alexandrian Senna fruit (pods) (Cassia senna L.(C. acutifolia Delile) fruit)) corresponding to 7.5mg hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as Sennoside B.
  • Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Fennel Seed, Croscarmellose Sodium, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica.

Cautions

  • When administering this product to incontinent adults, pads should be changed more frequently to prevent extended skin contact with faeces.
  • Do not take more than the leaflet tells you. Overuse can be harmful. If you take too many Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult consult your doctor and take the patient information leaflet with you. It may be harmful to take Care Senna Tablets for too long or take too many tablets. This is because taking too much for too long may lead to:
    • A 'lazy bowel', where the muscle in the bowel becomes too relaxed. This means that bowel emptying happens less often and can lead to long-term constipation.
    • An imbalance of fluids and salts in the body. This can affect the tightness of muscles such as those in the bowel. It can also affect the salts in the blood.
    • Low levels of potassium in the blood (called 'hypo-kalaemia'). This can make you tired, dizzy, make your muscles weak and cause uneven heart-beat.
    • Dehydration, making you thirsty, feel faint and giving you headaches. It can also mean you cannot pass enough urine.
Do not take Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult:
  • If you are allergic to Senna or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have blockage or narrowing of the gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus, intestinal obstruction or stenosis).
  • If you have paralysis or a lack of muscle tone in the bowel (atony).
  • If you have appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • If you have severe dehydration
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you aged under 18 years.
Consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult:
  • If you suffer from kidney disorders.
  • If you are taking medicines for a heart condition (e.g. cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic medicines e.g. quinidine), medicines inducing QT prolongation, diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root preparations.
  • If you have faecal impaction or rectal bleeding for which you don’t know the cause, or blood in stools and undiagnosed, acute or persistent gastro-intestinal complaints, e.g. abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
  • If you already need to take laxatives every day. The cause of the constipation should be investigated. Long term use of laxatives should be avoided.
If you are unsure about interactions with any medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Patient Information

Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please
click here to download.

Patient Information Leaflet

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