Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips 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 Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips.
Some side effects of Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips 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 disintegrating strip, oral granule, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking senna (the active ingredient contained in Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your healthcare provider at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, watery diarrhea;
worsening constipation after you stop taking senna;
enlargement of your fingers and toes;
low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects of senna may include:
stomach cramps, bloating, gas, mild diarrhea;
numbness or tingly feeling;
joint pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
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 Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips) (commercially available as Perdiem Overnight Relief).
Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included occupational sensitization to senna (the active ingredient contained in Pedia-Lax Quick Dissolve Strips)
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.