Black Draught Side Effects

Generic Name: senna

Note: This document contains side effect information about senna. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Black Draught.

Some side effects of Black Draught may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to senna: oral solution, oral tablets and chewable pieces

Side effects include:

Abdominal discomfort, nausea, mild cramps, griping, faintness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to senna: compounding powder, oral disintegrating strip, oral granule, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, rectal suppository

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included esophageal impaction and duodenal bezoars. These effects have been reported in patients receiving a bulk laxative product containing 82% psyllium and 18% senna (the active ingredient contained in Black Draught) (commercially available as Perdiem Overnight Relief).

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included occupational sensitization to senna (the active ingredient contained in Black Draught)

One case has been reported involving a factory worker who developed IgE-mediated asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis five months after exposure to senna.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have rarely included finger clubbing.

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