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senna/psyllium (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Senna Prompt

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

senna/psyllium

capsule

  • 9mg/500mg
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Constipation

5 capsules PO qDay/BID

Safety & efficacy not established

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Interactions

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senna/psyllium and

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

        Significant - Monitor Closely

          Minor

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Electrolyte imbalance

            Potassium loss

            Abdominal cramping

            Excessive bowel activity

            Flatulence

            Yellow-brown urine discoloration

            Melanosis coli

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            GI obstruction or perforation

            Ulcerative colitis

            Symptoms of appendicitis or acute surgical abdomen

            Fecal impaction

            GI bleeding

            Rectal bleeding

            Cautions

            Finger clubbing (long-term use)

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy category: C (senna); B psyllium

            Lactation: unknown if excreted in breast milk; not recommended (senna)

            Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Senna: intestinal irritant/stimulant

            Psyllium: bulk-producing laxative

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