Psyllium / senna Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Psyllium / senna is also known as: Perdiem, SennaPrompt

Psyllium / senna Pregnancy Warnings

Senna has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Psyllium has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. One study of sennosides A and B on rats and rabbits during organogenesis reported no evidence of teratogenicity. Animal studies on psyllium have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. The combination of psyllium and senna should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Psyllium / senna Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of psyllium into human milk. Senna is not excreted into human milk. However, senna is a prodrug which is metabolized in vivo to the active sennosides (glucosides of rhein). Rhein is excreted into human milk in very small amounts. No adverse effects have been observed in nursing infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics considers senna to be compatible with breast-feeding.

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