Senokot®

Learn more about constipation including symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention

Treatment

Manufactured from the natural vegetable laxative ingredient, senna, Senokot® laxatives provide gentle, overnight relief of constipation.

WHAT IS THE NATURAL VEGETABLE LAXATIVE INGREDIENT IN SENOKOT® PRODUCTS?

Senna has been grown for use as a laxative since ancient Egyptian times. After being ground to a fine powder, the senna undergoes a scientific "standardization process" to ensure consistent potency with every recommended dose.

HOW SENOKOT® LAXATIVES WORK

When you take Senokot® Laxatives, senna – the active agent in all Senokot® Laxative products — remains largely inactive until it reaches the colon where special enzymes convert the senna into bowel-stimulating compounds called aglycones.

These senna aglycones stimulate a nerve network called Auerbach's plexus which, in turn, sets in motion a series of wave-like contractions called peristalsis. It is peristalsis that moves the stool along and results in a bowel movement, usually within 6 to 12 hours.

When taken at bedtime, the purified, standardized senna in all Senokot® Laxatives provides for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation.

WHICH SENOKOT® PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

With three Senokot® products to choose from, visit our products section to understand which product is best for your needs.