Senna

Treatment of constipation
Bowel prep prior to colonoscopy

Formulation:
Tablets 7.5mg/tablet as total sennoside
Liquid 7.5mg/5ml as total sennoside

Dose:
1ml/kg (maximum 60ml daily)
1 to 2 tablets at night for children over 6 years of age.

Counselling:
Dose can be taken in the morning if necessary.

Side effects:
Griping pains

Interactions:
None reported.

Notes:
Liquid contains 3.3g of sucrose in 5ml and 7%v/v alcohol.

Licensing status:
Syrup is licensed for children or children 2 years and above
Tablets not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

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