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Senna
Essential medicine status
General description
Senna is a stimulant laxative used in the management of constipation.
Medicine type
Plant-derived medicine
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Constipation
Added in 2009 (TRS 958) for Palliative care
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 7.5 mg per 5 mL oral liquid
Indications
Section
Laxatives
  • Oral > Solid: 7.5 mg (sennosides) (or traditional dosage forms)
Indications