Dulcolax vs Senna Laxative

Dulcolax
(OTC)
Senna Laxative
(OTC)
Dulcolax is a laxative.
Senna Laxative is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
20,351 Discussions
484 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
Dulcolax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is used in Colonoscopy.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Our data suggest that Senna Laxative is taken for Constipation, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dul
Weight Gain
3
Addiction
2
Dizziness
2
Burning
2
Depression
1
Contractions
1
Anorexia
1
UTI
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Shaking
1
Sen
Weight Gain
8
Dizziness
5
Dehydration
3
Cough
2
Hemorrhoids
2
Diabetes
2
Addiction
2
Stomach Problems
2
Blackouts
2
Depression
2
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Dulcolax
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Weight Gain
Dul
Sen
3
8
Addiction
Dul
Sen
2
2
Dizziness
Dul
Sen
2
5
Burning
Dul
Sen
2
0
Depression
Dul
Sen
1
2
Contractions
Dul
Sen
1
0
Anorexia
Dul
Sen
1
0
UTI
Dul
Sen
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Dul
Sen
1
0
Shaking
Dul
Sen
1
0
Weight Gain
Sen
Dul
8
3
Dizziness
Sen
Dul
5
2
Dehydration
Sen
Dul
3
0
Cough
Sen
Dul
2
0
Hemorrhoids
Sen
Dul
2
0
Diabetes
Sen
Dul
2
0
Addiction
Sen
Dul
2
2
Stomach Problems
Sen
Dul
2
0
Blackouts
Sen
Dul
2
0
Depression
Sen
Dul
2
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Dulcolax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Dulcolax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Senna Laxative and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Kit:
Suppository: 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg
Tablet: 8.6 mg, 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Bisacodyl
Sennosides, Sennosides/Docusate Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dulcolax and Senna Laxative: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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