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SENNA/SENNOSIDES  

Senokot, Senna-Gen, Lax-Pills, Fletcher's Castoria, and many others

Laxative, stimulant

Based on mg of senna (all products are OTC)

  Granules: 326 mg/tsp
  Syrup: 176 mg/5 mL, 218 mg/5 mL (60 mL, 240 mL)
  Tabs: 187, 217, 374 mg
  Liquid concentrate (Fletcher's Castoria): 33.3 mg/mL (75 mL); contains sodium benzoate
  187 mg senna extract is approximately 8.6 mg sennosides.

Based on mg of sennosides (all products are OTC):

  Granules: 15 mg/tsp, 20 mg/tsp
  Syrup: 8.8 mg/5 mL (60 mL, 240 mL)
  Tabs: 6, 8.6, 15, 17, 25 mg
  Chewable tabs: 10, 15 mg
  8.6 mg sennosides is approximately 187 mg senna extract.

   Dosing based on mg senna:

Child:

  Oral: 10–20 mg/kg/dose PO QHS (max. dose: as shown here) or dosage by age:
  1 mo–1 yr: 55–109 mg PO QHS to max. dose: 218 mg/24 hr
  1–5 yr: 109–218 mg PO QHS to max. dose: 436 mg/24 hr
  5–15 yr: 218–436 mg PO QHS to max. dose: 872 mg/24 hr

  Adult:
  Granules: 326 mg (1 tsp) PO at bedtime; max. dose: 652 mg (2 tsp) BID
  Syrup: 436–654 mg PO at bedtime; max. dose: 654 mg (15 mL) BID