Senna-gen Side Effects
Generic Name: senna
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug senna. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Senna-gen.
For the Consumer
Applies to senna: oral capsule liquid filled, oral flake, oral granule, oral liquid, oral powder for suspension, oral suspension, oral syrup, oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, senna (the active ingredient contained in Senna-gen) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking senna, check with your doctor immediately:Incidence not known:
- Black, tarry stools
- blood in the stools
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach pain
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 Senna-gen) (commercially available as Perdiem Overnight Relief).[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included occupational sensitization to senna (the active ingredient contained in Senna-gen) [Ref]
One case has been reported involving a factory worker who developed IgE-mediated asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis five months after exposure to senna.[Ref]
Musculoskeletal side effects have rarely included finger clubbing.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Perdiem Overnight Relief (psyllium)" Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
2. Helin T, Makinen-Kiljunen S "Occupational asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis caused by senna." Allergy 51 (1996): 181-4
3. Malmquist J, Ericsson B, Hulten-Nosslin MB, Jeppsson JO, Ljungberg O "Finger clubbing and aspartylglucosamine excretion in a laxative- abusing patient." Postgrad Med J 56 (1980): 862-4
4. Prior J, White I "Tetany and clubbing in patient who ingested large quantities of senna [letter." Lancet 2 (1978): 947
It is possible that some side effects of Senna-gen may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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