Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula 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 Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula.
Some side effects of Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula 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 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 Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula) (commercially available as Perdiem Overnight Relief).
Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included occupational sensitization to senna (the active ingredient contained in Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula)
One case has been reported involving a factory worker who developed IgE-mediated asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis five months after exposure to senna.
Musculoskeletal side effects have rarely included finger clubbing.
More Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula resources
- Senna Natural MedFacts for Professionals (Wolters Kluwer)
- Senna Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
- Senna Natural MedFacts for Consumers (Wolters Kluwer)
- Senna Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Senna Consumer Overview
- Senexon liquid MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Senokot MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
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