Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet Breastfeeding

Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet.

What is Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet used for?

relieves: occasional constipation (irregularity)

Brief: Laxative

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet safe for breastfeeding
As per our analysis Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet contains only one ingredient and that is Sennosides. We have analyzed Sennosides and it seems to be safe to use Sennosides while breastfeeding, that means usage of Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Sennosides usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.

Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Sennosides while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 8013-11-4

Indian Senna, Senna or Tinnevelly Senna. Shrub. Leaves, fruits, and flowers are used. It contains anthraquinones, naphtoquinones, flavonoids, mineral salts, polysaccharides (mucilage). Unproved effect: Irritant of intestine. Not absorbed by GI tract, laxative. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding. Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.

Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Sennosides while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 8013-11-4

Although an early uncontrolled report using an old senna product found increased frequency of diarrhea in breastfed infants, several controlled studies using modern senna products found no effect on the infant. Usual doses of senna are acceptable to use during breastfeeding.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet?

As usage of Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet else no further action is required.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet, is it safe?

Usage of Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Senna-lax | Sennosides Tablet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week