This product may interact with some other medications (see Senna Drug Interactions).
Short-term use is probably safe for most people. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems due to senna. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
- An electrolyte imbalance
- An intestinal blockage
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn's disease
- Heart disease
- Unexplained abdominal pain
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Senna and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Senna and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Senna Safe? for more information, including important warnings and precautions.)
It is not clear exactly what to expect from an overdose with this herb, other than severe cramping and diarrhea. If you think you or someone else may have taken too much senna, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Senna Overdose for more information.)