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Black draught

Generic Name: senna (SEN nah)
Brand Name: Black Draught, Dr Caldwell Laxative, Ex-Lax Chocolated, Ex-Lax Maximum Relief Formula, Ex-Lax Regular Strength Pills, Fletchers Castoria, Innerclean, Little Tummys Laxative Drops, Pedia-Lax, Perdiem Overnight, Senexon, Senna Lax, Senna Smooth, Senna-gen, Senokot, Senokot Extra, Senokot To Go, SenokotXTRA, SenoSol, SenoSol-X
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Drug Information:
Senna is also known as Cassia senna, tinnevelly senna, Indian senna, Alexandrian senna, and Khartoum senna. Senna has been used in alternative medicine as an aid to treat constipation. Not all uses for senna have been approved by the FDA. Senna should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor. Senna is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination. Learn more

Black draught Side Effects

Black Draught Side Effects

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 Black Draught.

For the Consumer

Applies to senna: oral capsule liquid filled, oral liquid, oral suspension, oral syrup, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, senna (the active ingredient contained in Black Draught) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking senna:

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

Abdominal pain, abdominal spasm, and liquid stool passage usually occurred in patients with irritable colon and may occur in individual overdose events; dose reductions should be performed if the side effects occur.

Chronic use may result in intestinal mucosa pigmentation/pseudomelanosis coli, which usually recedes with treatment discontinuation.

Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain, abdominal spasm, diarrhea, gastrointestinal tract mucosal pigmentation, intestinal mucosa pigmentation, liquid stool passage, pseudomelanosis coli

Genitourinary

Albuminuria and hematuria may occur as a result of electrolyte and water equilibrium disorders.

Urine discoloration by metabolites was not clinically significant.

Frequency not reported: Albuminuria, chromaturia, hematuria, pH-dependent urine metabolite discoloration, red-brown urine metabolite discoloration, yellow urine metabolite discoloration

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Generalized exanthema, localized exanthema, pruritus, urticaria

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Cachexia, electrolyte metabolism disorder, hypokalemia, tetany, water equilibrium disorder

Chronic use may result in electrolyte metabolism and water equilibrium disorders.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions included generalized/local exanthema, pruritus, and/or urticaria.

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity/hypersensitivity reactions

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Finger clubbing, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Asthma

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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