What is Bekunis (Sennosides) used for?
Bekunis (Sennosides) is an oral laxative used to treat patients suffering from constipation. The medication operates by stimulating secretions from the lining of the digestive system to help break up blockages as well as by increasing intestinal contractions. This action helps push blockages through the digestive system for elimination. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Bekunis (Sennosides)?
Always use Bekunis (Sennosides) according to your doctor`s instructions for the safest and most effective results. One tablet is normally administered as a single dose, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not split or crush the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Drink plenty of water while using this medication as the increased secretions may cause dehydration. It should be noted that it may take six to eight hours before the medicinally induced bowel movement occurs. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Bekunis (Sennosides)?
The use of Bekunis (Sennosides) may lead to some side effects such as:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as continued constipation, kidney inflammation, rectal bleeding, bloody stools, or signs of an allergic reaction including skin rashes, hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency, reduced dosages, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Bekunis (Sennosides) should not be used by patients who have an intestinal blockage, bleeding in the digestive tract, who have a colostomy, or who are under the age of six. Also inform your doctor if you have recently had surgery on the bowels as this may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Bekunis (Sennosides) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Bekunis (Sennosides) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.