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Docusate/Senna Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 7, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 50 mg-8.6 mg; 65 mg-10 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation - Acute

2 to 4 tablets orally daily in divided doses or as a single daily dose preferably in the evening

Usual Pediatric Dose for Constipation - Acute

2 to 6 years: up to 1 tablet daily
6 to 12 years: 1 to 2 tablets daily

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Docusate-senna should generally not be used for the treatment of chronic constipation or a period greater than one week, unless otherwise directed by a physician. Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after senna use may indicate a serious underlying gastrointestinal condition, and warrants discontinuation of therapy and evaluation.


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