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Senokot Max Strength Tablets

Senokot Max Strength Tablets (48 tablets)

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Senokot Max Strength tablets are an effective overnight laxative that are made with natural senna fruit. They provide reliable relief of occasional bouts of constipation.

Senokot Max Strength tablets are available to buy over-the-counter and online with the need for a prescription from The Independent Pharmacy. All you need to do is complete a short online consultation for our pharmacy team to ensure that they are the best treatment option for you.

Senokot Max Strength Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What are Senokot Max Strength tablets?

Senokot Max Strength tablets are overnight laxative tablets that contain senna. They are classed as stimulant laxatives and they normally take effect within 8 - 12 hours. They are manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser and are available in packs of 24 and 48. Senokot Max Strength tablets should only be used when bulk-forming laxatives (like Fybogel) and osmotic laxatives (like Lactulose) have been tried already.

 

How does Senokot Max Strength work?

Senokot Max Strength tablets contain 15mg of sennoside B, a type of senna. Senna is a natural laxative that is produced by the leaves and fruit of the senna plant. Sennosides irritate the lining of the bowel which causes a laxative effect, helping to ease constipation.

 

What you should do when taking Senokot Max Strength

  • Drink plenty of water (6-8 cups a day)
  • Eat plenty of high fibre foods
  • Do not take Senokot Max Strength tablets for more than one week. If they haven't been effective by this point you should see your doctor.

 

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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to take Senokot Max Strength

Adults, the elderly and children over 18 years: 1 tablet taken at night before bedtime. They should not be used for more than 1 week. Usually it is sufficient to take Senokot Max Strength up to two to three times during that week.

Senokot Max Strength should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.

You can take the tablets with or without food.

If the symptoms persist after using this product for a week, you should speak to your doctor or a pharmacist.

Senokot Max Strength side effects

Like all medicines, users of Senokot Max Strength may experience side effects.

Although they tend to be uncommon, the are most likely to include gastrointestinal side effects such as abdominal pain, abdominal spasm, or diarrhoea.

Taking senna can cause your urine to turn a red-brown colour. If this happens, it is nothing to worry about and will disappear when you stop taking the tablets.

Ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet before you start taking this medicine so that you are aware of all the possible side effects.

Senokot Max Strength ingredients

Each tablet contains powdered Alexandrian Senna fruit (pods) (Cassia senna L. (C. acutifolia Delile)) and Tinnevelly Senna fruit (pods) (Cassia angustifolia Vahl) equivalent to 15mg hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as sennoside B.

The inactive ingredient that make up Senokot Max Strength tablets are: Calcium phosphate, maize starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate.

Senokot Max Strength warnings

When should you not take Senokot Max Strength?

  • If you have a hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • Not to be used at the same time as other laxative agents.
  • In cases of intestinal obstructions and stenosis, atony, appendicitis, inflammatory colon diseases (e.g Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), abdominal pain of unknown origin, severe dehydration state with water and electrolyte depletion.
  • To treat constipation in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

 

Warnings and precautions for using Senokot Max Strength

  • If the symptoms worsen during the use of the medicinal product, or there is no bowel movement after three days, a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted.
  • The product contains lactose monohydrate. One tablet contains 15.82mg lactose monohydrate. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
  • Do not exceed the stated dose.
  • Patients taking cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic medicinal products, medicinal products inducing QT-prolongation, diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root, have to consult a doctor before taking senna leaf preparation concomitantly.
  • Like all laxatives, Senokot should not be taken by patients suffering from faecal impaction and undiagnosed, acute or persistent gastro-intestinal complaints, e.g. abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, unless advised by a doctor, because these symptoms can be signs of potential or existing intestinal blockage (ileus).
  • Long-term use of stimulant laxatives should be avoided, as use for more than a brief period of treatment may lead to impaired function of the intestine and dependence on laxatives. If laxatives are needed every day the cause of the constipation should be investigated. This product should only be used if a therapeutic effect cannot be achieved by a change of diet or the administration of bulk forming agents.
  • Prolonged use may precipitate the onset of an atonic, non-functioning colon. Prolonged excessive use may lead to fluid and electrolyte imbalance and hypokalaemia.
  • Patients with kidney disorders should be aware of possible electrolyte imbalance.
  • Intestinal loss of fluids may promote dehydration. Symptoms may include thirst and oliguria. In patients suffering from fluid loss where dehydration may be harmful (e.g. renal insufficiency, elderly patients) Senokot should be discontinued and only be restarted under medical supervision.
  • When products containing senna/sennoside preparations are administered to incontinent adults, pads should be changed more frequently to prevent extended skin contact with faeces.
  • Should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.
  • Stimulant laxatives (including Senokot) do not help with weight loss.

 

Senokot Max & other medicines

Hypokalaemia (resulting from long-term laxative abuse) potentiates the action of cardiac glycosides and interacts with antiarrhythmic medicinal products, with medicinal products which induce reversion to sinus rhythm (e.g. quinidine) and with medicinal products inducing QT-prolongation. Concomitant use with other medicinal products inducing hypokalaemia (e.g. diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids and liquorice root) may enhance electrolyte imbalance

 

Senokot Max Strength in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Pregnancy

There are no reports of undesirable or damaging effects during pregnancy and on the foetus when used at the recommended dosage.

However, as a consequence of experimental data concerning a genotoxic risk of several anthranoids, e.g emodin and aloe-emodin, use is not recommended in pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

Use during breastfeeding is not recommended as there are insufficient data on the excretion of metabolites in breast milk.

Small amounts of active metabolites (rhein) are excreted in breast milk. A laxative effect in breast fed babies has not been reported.

Fertility

There are no data on the effects of the product on fertility.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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