Constipation ICD11 code: MG30
Oral > Solid: 7.5 mg (sennosides) (or traditional dosage forms)
EML status history
Adolescents and adults
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee accepted that the use of senna in children was limited and noted comments that liquid paraffin and lactulose may be preferred laxatives for use in children. Therefore, the Subcommittee decided not to list anylaxatives on the EMLc at this time and to request a review of an alternative laxative for use in children for consideration at the next meeting for the EMLc.