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ATC codes: A06AB06
Indication
Constipation ICD11 code: MG30
Medicine type
Plant-derived medicine
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 7.5 mg (sennosides) (or traditional dosage forms)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
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.