What is Senokot Tablets?
Senokot is a laxative product that the manufacturer claims is derived from natural ingredients. It alleges to reduce bloating and temporary constipation. In addition, it softens stool reducing the risk of hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Senokot tablets claim to provide gentle, overnight relief for occasional constipation associated with travel, stress, or dietary changes. This product also purports to relieve pain and heals wounds in the lower rectum which may cause discomfort when sitting.
We have reviewed this product and found that the only active ingredient is purified Senna. Senna is extracted from natural vegetables. Senna has been in use as a traditional medication in alleviating hemorrhoids symptoms and it is used as a laxative. Inactive ingredients listed by the manufacturer include dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized starch.
Senokot comes in the form of tablets. The manufacturer recommends that you can take it with or without food. Take the tablet with 280 ml of water. It is advisable to take Senokot at bedtime or as recommended by your doctor. Adults and children above the age of 12 should take 2 tablets daily. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 should take 1 tablet daily. Children between the ages of 2 and 6 should take half a tablet. There is also the maximum dosage stated for each of these ages, so it is important to read the label before using the product.
We did our research on the manufacturer’s official website and didn’t come across the recommended retail price. However, they have listed their affiliate online stores where you can purchase their products. There are special offers where you can enjoy discounts on the Senokot family of products and receive monthly tips on preventing and treating occasional constipation. By registering on their website, you will receive a $2 rebate for your future purchases. On Amazon, Senokot goes for $23.99. We didn’t find special offers or discounts for customers who purchase in bulk.
Possible Side Effects
This product may cause nausea, diarrhea, cramping and abdominal discomfort. There are also some warnings not to use this product if you are suffering from stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or any sudden changes to your bowel habits. It is recommendable to contact your doctor if you are under prescribed medications before using this product. In case your condition worsens, discontinue and seek further medical attention.
The manufacturer’s website has no mention of a money back guarantee for unsatisfied customers. This is an indication that there is a possibility of the product being ineffective. We didn’t find any verified user reviews on their official website to determine if this supplement is as effective as the manufacturer alleges. It may also be an indication that this is not a widely used product.
The Bottom Line
Senokot is a potentially helpful formula with the ability to soften stool and reduce pain caused in the lower rectum. It purports to reduce constipation and bloating. However, the lack of guarantee and reviews indicate that the product may not be effective as the manufacturer claims. There is also a lot of information missing on the manufacturer’s website. It may be worth looking at other alternatives on the market.