Senokot Syrup 150ml

SKU : OTCSENSYR PIP-Code : 4153698 EAN : 5011417579039
Senokot Syrup is a clinically proven medicine for relief from short-term occasional constipation in adults and children from 2 years.
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Senokot Syrup

Senokot Syrup is a clinically proven medicine for relief from short-term occasional constipation in adults and children from 2 years. It contains natural senna and works in 8-12 hours for overnight relief.

Senokot Syrup is available in 150ml and 500ml bottles.


  • Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: One to two 5ml spoonfuls at night, unless otherwise advised by a medical practitioner.
  • Children over 6 years: One to two 5ml spoonfuls at night under the guidance of a medical professional.
  • Children aged 2 to 6 years: Half to one 5ml spoonfuls at night under the guidance of a medical professional.
Do not exceed the stated dose

New users should start with the lowest dose and increase it to the maximum dose for each age group, if necessary, by one half of the initial dose each day. Once regularity has been regained dosage should be reduced and can usually be stopped.

Normally it is sufficient to take this medicinal product up to two to three times a week. Use for more than 1-2 weeks requires medical supervision.

Tell a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if:
  • The symptoms worsen or persist during the use of the medicinal product.
  • There is no bowel movement within 3 days of use.
  • You need to take laxatives every day or if abdominal pain persists.


  • Active Ingredient: Sennosides, as calcium salts, equivalent to 7.5mg per 5ml hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as sennoside B.
  • Other Ingredients: Potassium sorbate (E202), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), maltitol liquid (E965), xanthan gum, anti-foam emulsion, prune flavour (caramel colour E150a, ethanol, prune juice concentrate, vanilla bean extract, water), citric acid anhydrous and purified water.


  • When administering this product to incontinent adults, pads should be changed more frequently to prevent extended skin contact with faeces.
  • It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk forming medicines to control constipation before using this medicine.
  • You should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those obtained without a prescription.
  • Senokot Syrup contains maltitol liquid (E965). If you have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. Caution should be taken if you are diabetic as each 5ml contains 3.2 kilocalories.
  • Senokot Syrup contains methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoate, which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)
  • Senokot Syrup contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per dose.
Do not take Senokot Syrup if you:
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Have blockage or narrowing of the gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus, intestinal obstruction or stenosis).
  • Have paralysis or a lack of muscle tone in the bowel (atony).
  • Have appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • Have severe dehydration - have persistent or undiagnosed abdominal complaints e.g pain, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Have faecal impaction or rectal bleeding for which you don’t know the cause, or blood in your stools.
  • Have already taken a laxative and are still constipated.
  • Have had a sudden change in bowel habit that has lasted for more than 2 weeks.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Have kidney or heart failure.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Senokot Syrup if:
  • You suffer from kidney disorders.
  • You are taking medicines for a heart condition (e.g. cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic medicines e.g quinidine), medicines inducing QT elongation, diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root preparations.

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