Senna alexandrina 100 mg
45 hard capsules
- Treatment of occasional constipation.
- Laxative and stimulating action of contractions in the large intestine.
Senna alexandrina 100 mg. INDICATION: Treatment of occasional constipation. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with bowel disorders, appendicitis, abdominal pain, chronic constipation, uterine inflammatory disorders or periods of menstruation, cystitis, liver, kidney or heart failure, severe dehydration, nausea, vomiting or when any acute symptoms or undiagnosed chronic condition is present. WARNINGS: Chronic use of senna can cause diarrhea, which can lead to functional heart disorders and muscle weakness. Senna abuse can result in intestinal malabsorption, weight loss, disorders characterized by continuous muscle contractions, accompanied by tremors, tingling, burning and pain. Continued use of laxatives may cause dependence, slowness or inhibition of bowel movement, with possible dose escalation. In elderly patients, exacerbation of weakness may occur. Bleeding of the rectum or failure of bowel movements from prolonged use may indicate severe conditions. Chronic use or abuse of the herbal medicine in question for more than 9-12 months may increase the risk of developing rectal colon cancer. MS: 1.1860.0087. HERBARIUM SENNA IS A DRUG. ITS USE MAY BRING RISKS. SEEK MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL ADVICE. READ PACKAGE INSERT.
Senna Alexandrina | It was introduced in herbal medicine by Arab doctors in the ninth century. It is one of the most reputed drugs as purgative, because it does not cause secondary inflammation, very common when using drastic purgatives. The leaflets have a weak but characteristic odor and somewhat mucilaginous and bitter taste. The Senna, originally from India and Somalia, is a typical tropical plant that spontaneously grows best in mountainous locations and less in the vicinity of large rivers.¹
References: 1 – Introdução à fitoterapia: utilizando adequadamente as plantas medicinais. Colombo: Herbarium Laboratório Botânico Ltda., 2008.