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Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets 12 Years Plus (60 and 100 tablets)

Relieves occasional constipation

A herbal medicine traditionally used for the occasional relief of constipation

Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets 12 Years Plus (60 & 100 tablets) are a herbal medicinal product used for the short-term relief of occasional constipation. Contains Senna Pods. Laxatives do not affect the number of calories absorbed from food. This means they do not help with weight loss.

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Does not help with weight loss
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Suitable for children 12+
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Available in packs of 60 & 100 tablets

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets 12 Years Plus. A herbal medicinal product used for the short term relief of occasional constipation. Contains Alexandrian Senna fruit (Cassia senna L. (C. acutifolia Delile) fruit). Always read the label.

Directions for use

The correct individual dose is the smallest required to produce a comfortable soft-formed motion.

Children over 12 years: Swallow one tablet at bedtime when required.

Adults and the elderly:  Swallow one to two tablets at night.

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

If no bowel action has occurred after three days of progressively increased dosage, a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted.

Duration of use

Normally it is sufficient to take this medicinal product up to two to three times a week.

Not to be used for more than one week.

If the symptoms persist or worsen during the use of the medicinal product, a doctor should be consulted.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.This is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

 

Self Care Advice

Constipation is common and can usually be treated at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

  • Drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and increasing the fibre in your diet can help make your poo softer and easier to pass
  • If you feel the urge to poo, don’t delay going to the toilet. Raising your knees above your hips and giving yourself plenty of time to use the toilet can also help.
  • Increasing your activity levels such as going for a walk or run each day can also help you poo more regularly

FAQs

Is it constipation?

It’s likely to be constipation if:
  • A child hasn't had a poo at least 3 times in a week
  • The poo is often difficult to push out and larger than usual
  • The poo is often dry, hard or lumpy
  • However, it's not unusual for a breastfeeding baby to go a week without having a poo
Care Glycerin Suppositories BP 1g Infants’ size. For the relief of occasional constipation in children under 1 year old. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.
Care Glycerin Suppositories BP 2g Children’s size. For the relief of occasional constipation in children under 1 year +. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.
 

What causes constipation in infants and children?

Constipation in babies and toddlers has many possible causes. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. It usually happens when a child:
  • First starts taking formula or processed foods as a baby
  • Is being potty trained as a toddler
  • Has just started school
The most common causes include:
  • Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Fear or anxiety about using the toilet – at home or at school
  • Poor potty training – such as feeling pressured or being regularly interrupted
In much rarer cases, constipation in babies and toddlers may be caused by a medical condition.    

What causes constipation in adults?

Constipation has many possible causes. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. The most common causes include:
  • Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not moving enough, or spending long periods of time sitting
  • Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
Rarely constipation may be caused by a medical condition.

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by children 12 years plus and adults. Do not use in pregnancy and breast feeding. Always talk to a healthcare professional before taking any medicines in pregnancy.

Did you know?

Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/constipation/