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- What other names is Senna known by?
- What is Senna?
- Is Senna effective?
- How does Senna work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Senna.
Don't use senna for more than two weeks. Longer use can cause abnormal bowel function and might cause dependence on laxatives. Long-term use can also cause low electrolytes which can cause heart function disorders, muscle weakness, liver damage, and other adverse effects.
Do not take senna if:
- You are pregnant without advice of a healthcare provider.
- You have a stomach or bowel disorder.
- You have hemorrhoids.
- You have low electrolytes.
- You are dehydrated.
- You have diarrhea or loose stools.
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