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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Laxative-Senna Oral.

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11 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 5
Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
7/31/2014 3:58:49 PM

Reviewer: purrdog, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a male in my early 80's. Over the years I have had bouts with constipation. About 6 years ago , after trying many drugs I started using senna and have been well satisfied. I take 2 8mg pills twice a day and have 2 or 3 good bowel movements every morning. My stools tend to be loose and movements are very easy.

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
9/16/2012 4:40:04 PM

Reviewer: mailing, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i am always constipated. i have been for many years. fruit used to work, vegatables used to work. fiber pills and fiber stuff don't work. i exercise. nothing works. i haven't talked to my doctor about using senna, but when i go to doctor i always write it down in the appropriate space that asked for medication. doctors haven't commented about. they know all the medications i take. all ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
7/5/2011 10:13:26 AM

Reviewer: Arpkell, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a throat cancer patient and must consume all food water meds through a G-tube. Use this periodically if I have gone more than 2 days w/o relief. Takes 24 to 48 hours to really kick in but does so gradually and gently w/ no side eddects.

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
7/30/2010 8:36:19 PM

Reviewer: peaches, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Senna has worked very well for me. Really no side effects. But it seems I can't get it anymore and am disappointed inn that.

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
1/8/2010 10:58:19 AM

Reviewer: metacog, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had trouble with constipation all of my life, I'm 54. And this is the first medication that has worked for me. It doesn't cramp unless I take too much, so I've had to figure out how much is just right. I would highly recommend it to anyone with irritable bowel disease or constipation.

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