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Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adult

Relieves occasional constipation

A herbal medicine traditionally used for the occasional relief of constipation

Care Senna 7.5mg Tablets Adults 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
Can be used by adults 18+
Suitable for adults 18+
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Available in packs of 20 tablets

More about this product

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

Essential Information

Care Senna Tablets Adults. 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.

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:
  • You have not 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
   

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.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by people aged 18+. 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/