Senna

aka sennosides

Administration

  • Type: Laxative
  • Dosage Forms:
  • Routes of Administration: Oral
  • Common Trade Names: Sennakot

Adult Dosing

  • 17.2mg 1-2 times per day

Pediatric Dosing

  • 2-6y: 4.3mg 1-2 times per day
  • 6-12y: 8.6mg 1-2 times per day

Special Populations

Renal Dosing

  • Adult:
  • Pediatric:

Hepatic Dosing

  • Adult:
  • Pediatric:

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug

Adverse Reactions

Serious

  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Nephritis

Common

  • Abdominal pain/cramping, diarrhea

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:

Mechanism of Action

  • Stimulates colonic motility

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References

Authors:

Claire, Neil Young