What is Bekunis (Sennosides) used for?
Bekunis (Sennosides) is an oral laxative used to treat constipation. The medication acts as an irritant on the digestive tract to create more fluid secretion to break up blockage and also induces colon contractions to aid the movement of waste. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Bekunis (Sennosides)?
Bekunis (Sennosides) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions and the directions included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results. One tablet is normally recommended to be taken with a full glass of water. The correct dosage will depend on the patient's age, weight, health condition, and symptom severity. It may take six to twelve hours before the medication induced bowel movement occurs. You are also recommended to greatly increase your fluid intake as the increased secretions may cause dehydration. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Do not continue using this medication for more than seven days in a row. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Bekunis (Sennosides)?
Bekunis (Sennosides) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur including kidney inflammation, rectal bleeding, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Bekunis (Sennosides) should not be used to treat patients with intestinal blockage, bleeding in the digestive tract, patients under the age of six, or who have a colostomy. Also inform your physician if you have had recent surgery on the bowels as this may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bekunis (Sennosides). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.