Indication for Sennosides

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only children (1 year - 12 years old)

As a laxative for the relief of occasional or non-persistent constipation.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

3.5-7.5 mg 3 times a week

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

3.5 - 7.5 mg

Dosage regimen

From 3.5 To 7.5 mg once every 2 day(s)

Detailed description

Children over 6 years: 7.5-15 mg at night, under the guidance of a medical professional.

Children aged 2 to 6 years: 3.5-7.5 mg at night under the guidance of a medical professional.

New users should start with the lowest dose and increase it, if necessary, by one half of the initial dose each day. Once regularity has been regained the dosage should be gradually reduced and stopped.

If no bowel action has occurred after three days of progressively increased dosage, a medical examination should be considered.

Duration of use

Normally it is sufficient to take this medicinal product up to two to three times a week.

Use for more than 1–2 weeks requires medical supervision.

If the symptoms persist or worsen during the use of the medicinal product, a doctor or a pharmacist should be consulted.

Dosage considerations

It should be taken at night.

Active ingredient

The sugar moiety of the sennosides is removed by bacteria in the large intestine releasing the active anthrone fraction. This stimulates peristalsis via the submucosal and myenteric nerve plexuses.

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