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Senokot S (Sennosides/Docusate Sodium)
Senokot S 8.6 50 mg Uses and Indications:
Senokot S generic is used to treat constipation. This drug contains sennosides and docusate. Sennosides are also known as stimulant laxatives, and they work by keeping the water in the intestines which helps in the movement of the intestines.
Docusate is also called a stool softener, and it helps in increasing the amount of water in the stool and makes it easier and softer to pass.
You can purchase Senokot S 8.6 50 mg from Canada Pharmacy at the best price.
The ingreidents are Sennosides 8.6 mg and docusate sodium 50 mg.
It also includes corn starch, guar gum, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide.
Senokot-S generic is to be taken orally through the mouth. Take this drug with a full glass of water around 8 ounces, as directed by your doctor. In case of self-treating, follow all the instructions on the packaging carefully. If there is any uncertainty regarding this medication, ask your physician right away.
The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment.
Do not increase your dosage or take this medication more than the prescribed amount. Do not stop using this drug without consulting your doctor and also do not overuse this drug either. In case of overdose, visit your doctor immediately.
If may take at least 6-12 hours for the bowel movement to occur, let your doctor know if the condition gets worse.
- Do let your physician know about the medical treatments and medicines you are using.
- Let your doctor know if you have any allergies before using it especially to Senna, sennosides or docusate.
- Tell your doctor about the medical history of the family and your medical history.
- Before any surgery, let your doctor know about the medications you are using.
Some common side effects of Senokot S include:
- Stomach or abdominal pain
This drug turns your urine reddish brown, but the effect is harmless and will stop once the medication is stopped.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed you this medication because its benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication do not have serious side effects
If you undergo any of the following side effects, get medical help right away:
- Persistent diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea.
- Irregular heartbeat
- Decreased urination
Product Code: 9837
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.