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Contraindications with Ex-lax Senna Pills

The summary of product characteristics (SPC) for Ex-lax Senna Pills (sennoside; Novartis) now states that the medicine is contradicted with irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, abdominal pain of unknown origin, severe dehydration states, especially hypokalaemia, and in children aged under 12 years. Patients taking cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic medicinal products, medicinal products inducing QT-prolongation, diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root, have to consult a doctor before taking Ex-lax Senna Pills concomitantly. Use of the pills during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended. Extensive further changes to the SPC have also been made.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2015.20200084

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