Active Ingredient: Sennosides

Indication for Sennosides

Population group: only adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

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

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

7.5-15 mg 3 times a week

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

7.5 - 30 mg

Dosage regimen

From 7.5 To 30 mg once every 2 day(s)

Detailed description

7.5-15 mg at night.

A higher dose may be prescribed under medical guidance. The maximum recommended daily dose of hydroxyanthracene glycosides is 30 mg.

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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