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Coloxyl with Senna

Generic Name: Docusate sodium; Sennosides A and B
Product Name: Coloxyl with Senna


Used to treat constipation of many types, including:

  • Mild constipation (short-term relief).
  • Constipation of pregnancy
  • Severe constipation (to soften the impacted faeces).
  • Can be used to prevent constipation or straining in patients with:

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Fissures or perianal abscess
  • Vaginal wounds from childbirth
  • Recent heart attack.
  • Action

    The two components of Coloxyl with Senna work differently:

  • Coloxyl (docusate sodium) causes more water to move from the body into the colon, softening the stool.
  • Senna works by causing bowel muscles to become more active, thereby helping evacuate the stools.
  • Dose advice

  • 1-2 tablets at night.
  • Up to four tablets daily if needed.
  • Schedule


    Common side effects

    – Abdominal discomfort (e.g: cramps or colic).- Flatulence.

    Uncommon side effects

    Prolonged use or overdose may result in:- Diarrhoea- Water and salt imbalance, especially potassium loss.Hypersenstivity to Coloxyl may be seen.


    For further information talk to your doctor.


    Posted On: 22 July, 2003
    Modified On: 13 March, 2014

    Created by: myVMC