Senna Plus Tablet Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Senna Plus Tablet is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Senna Plus Tablet used for?

relieves occasional constipation (irregularity) this product generally produces a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hour

Brief: Stool softener Laxative

Is Senna Plus Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Senna Plus Tablet safe for breastfeeding
There are 2 main ingredients of Senna Plus Tablet, Docusate sodium and Sennosides. One by one we have analyzed both Docusate sodium and Sennosides for its impact on breastfeeding and based on our analysis we can conclude that Senna Plus Tablet is safe to use in breastfeeding. We recommend you to check our analysis of Docusate sodium and Sennosides as below.

Senna Plus Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Docusate sodium while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 10041-19-7

Anionic surfactant that acts as an emollient laxative. It is also used to treat the retention of ear cerumen. It is minimally absorbed in the duodenum-jejunum and excreted in the bile. No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated, except one case of diarrhea that was possibly due to other laxative medication took by the mother (Greenhalf 1973). The Institute at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) consideres it to be compatible while breastfeeding (Mahadevan 2006).

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 Plus Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Docusate sodium while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 10041-19-7

Docusate is minimally absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore the drug is unlikely to be found in the maternal serum or breastmilk. Laxatives that are completely unabsorbed may be preferred.[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 Plus Tablet?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Senna Plus Tablet and have used it then do not panic as Senna Plus Tablet is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Senna Plus Tablet, is it safe?

Definitely, Senna Plus Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Senna Plus Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Senna Plus Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Senna Plus 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