(CVS Senna)

Senna is a stimulant laxative used to treat short-term constipation. Senna is also sometimes used to clear the bowels before surgery or enema. Senna works by increasing activity in the bowel to clear it more quickly. Senna is available as a chewable, liquid, powder, and a tablet. Senna prices vary but are generally between about $5 and $27. You can save on the price of Senna by using a Optum Perks coupon or discount card. Use the Optum Perks website to compare Senna costs and print a coupon to use at your local pharmacy. Senna savings are even easier when you use Optum Perks to sent a coupon directly to your smartphone.

Senna is a stimulant laxative. Senna should be used to treat short-term constipation. Senna can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery or other medical procedures. 

Senna is available as a liquid, tablet, chewable, and as a powder. Follow all instructions on the label, as well as directions from your doctor and pharmacist. If you are taking senna tablets, do not crush or chew them.

Senna typically causes a bowel movement 8-12 hours after you take it. Some doctor suggests you take it the night before a medical procedure to cause a bowel movement in the morning.

You should not take senna more than once a week unless your doctor advises you otherwise.

Tell your doctor about all your allergies, including food and drugs.

Tell your doctor about all other vitamins, supplements, prescription and non-prescription drugs you are taking.

Senna may affect how other medications work. Ask your doctor for more specific information.

If you have stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation for two weeks or more after taking senna, call your doctor right away.

Side effects of Senna may include discolored urine, stomach discomfort, nausea, faintness.

If you experience rectal bleeding, call your doctor right away.

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