have been using Bisacodyl 5 mg when needed for constipation but husband bought Sennosides today by mistake wondering what the difference is before taking it. Thank you
Bisacodyl and Sennosides are stimulant laxatives used to treat constipation. They both work by irritating bowel tissues, resulting in bowel movements and should be reserved for more severe cases of constipation.
There is very little difference between them both.
Choice really depends on personal preference.
- Bisacodyl Information for Consumers
- Bisacodyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bisacodyl (detailed)
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