User Reviews for Docusate / senna
Also known as: Doc-Q-Lax, Doculax, Dok Plus, Ex-Lax Gentle Strength, Gentlax S, Laxacin, Peri-Colace, Senexon-S, Senna Plus, Senna S, Sennalax-S, Senokot S, SenoSol-SS
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Reviews for Docusate/senna to treat Constipation, Acute
"Took senna-s because I felt a bit constipated, and wanted some relief. After taking the medication, it took about 3 hours until I had a very bubbly stomach, after about an hour of bubbles I got incredible amounts of gas, followed by an extreme urgency to run to the bathroom and diarrhea, unfortunately this happened 10-15 times in the next 5 hours with no less urgency each time. Would definitely recommend having the day off if you're taking this because in my experience it gave me the runs and I would not have had time to make it to a toilet if I wasn't in my own home. Also had a lot of gas for the next few days, wouldn't recommend passing gas unless you are very near a toilet."
Pooping (taken for less than 1 month) October 22, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
Doculax (docusate / senna): "I will never take this product again. Yes, it does relieve the constipation, but the BAD side effects are not worth it. I was sick for 5 days. Read the label and expect the worst."
Sad Stomach (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
Senokot S (docusate / senna): "I was badly constipated for 4 or 5 days. My stomach and my back were aching. No matter how much water and fibrous foods I ate, I wasn't able to go. At my wit's end, I bought Senokot S and took one pill at 9 pm and another at 1 am. While I could feel it working (I had some strange feelings in my stomach), I didn't get bad cramps or pain. At 9:30 am I was finally able to 'go' with no straining or pain."
Me2017 (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I was not able to have any bowel movement but this pill was a miracle!"
Juanluisdelatorre1967 March 22, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
Doc-Q-Lax (docusate / senna): "I am a 52 year old women.I was bloating a lot from not pooping..Alls good now...."
gee_trisha November 14, 2015
3 users found this comment helpful.
Senna Plus (docusate / senna): "Excellent medicine with little or no side-effects. I use it and highly recommend it."
alyagout (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2014
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I am on painkillers for my back and I don't know what I would do without these. You have to make to sure to take x2 pills every 12 hours for it to work right and don't miss taking them. They work, and work great."
netranger801 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 24, 2013
10 users found this comment helpful.
Peri-Colace (docusate / senna): "Works great when you take 3-4 & follow it with a hot cup of coffee!"
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 9, 2013
19 users found this comment helpful.
Senokot S (docusate / senna): "This is the only laxative/stool softener I can actually trust to take and produce a bowl movement within 12 hours! The only down side is that it gives me really bad stomach cramps about an hour before I am able to pass a bowl movement! If it was okay for me to take every day I would."
Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 1, 2012
35 users found this comment helpful.
Senokot S (docusate / senna): "On a scale of one-ten I rate Senokot as a ten. I have chronic constipation since birth due to being born with a pituitary tumor and developed hypothyroidism. Nothing worked and the chronic constipation came full force the day after I graduated from college. I was in so much pain to the point where I could not eat, look for a job, or play waterpolo or my normal swimming. In 1985, a gastroentrologist put me on Senokot and it worked miracles. No bloating, was able to work out again and enjoy life. I HAD TO TAKE FOUR A DAY ONLY BECAUSE MY STOMACH WAS SO FAR GONE; BUT NO BLOATING NO IRRITATION OR HEARTBURN."
AUNT BOOTS January 4, 2012
57 users found this comment helpful.
Senna S (docusate / senna): "It took over 12 hours to produce the desired effect but it was effective and gentle."
Anonymous March 30, 2011
28 users found this comment helpful.
Senokot S (docusate / senna): "Works great."
Gaizzer May 10, 2010
29 users found this comment helpful.
Senna Plus (docusate / senna): "Drink the full glass of water. Then this action is more natural than many others I have tried. Find the right amount for you and then it doesn't cause painful stomach or flatulence."
sunnidaze December 1, 2009
26 users found this comment helpful.
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