Sennas leaves

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The description is actual on 28.01.2016

  • Latin name: Sennae folia
  • ATH code: A06AB06
  • Active ingredient: Senna (Senna)
  • Producer: CJSC Medifarm, Fitofarm of PKF, Mikrogen of NPO Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Krasnogorskleksredstva, PHYTO-EM agrarian and industrial firm (Russia)


In 1 tablet of dry extract of Senna of 300 mg. Lactose, potato starch, calcium stearate, magnesium carbonate, croscarmellose sodium as excipients. Contains in 1 briquette leaves of Senna of 8 g. In 1 filter bag there are 1,5 g of powder of a plant.

Release form

  • Tablets.
  • Raw materials vegetable in briquettes.
  • Raw materials vegetable in the filter bags.
  • Raw materials vegetable crushed in packs.

Pharmacological action


Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics


The drug of a plant origin containing antraglikozida (sennozoida) which irritating chemoceptors mucous a large intestine reflex strengthen its peristaltics that causes laxative effect. Recovers functioning of intestines at locks, does not cause accustoming.

Leaves of Senna have the low content of resinous substances therefore does not render the expressed irritant action on mucous, unlike a rhubarb or a buckthorn. Action develops in 8–10 h. Drug is well transferred.


Sennozida are not soaked up in a gastrointestinal tract. In a large intestine are split and form sennidina which under the influence of reductases of bacteria turn into active metabolites (reinantron).

Their main quantity (90%) is output by intestines. The rest is soaked up and metabolized in a liver then are removed by intestines and kidneys therefore urine is painted yellowy-brown or red color.

Indications to use

  • regulation of a chair at rectum cracks, a proctitis, hemorrhoids;
  • atonic chronic locks;
  • preparation for an operative measure.


  • the restrained hernia;
  • abdominal pains of not clear etiology;
  • spastic lock;
  • disturbances of water exchange;
  • intestinal impassability;
  • uterine bleeding and bleedings from a gastrointestinal tract;
  • cystitis;
  • hypersensitivity;
  • pregnancy.

Side effects

Sennas leaves, application instruction (Way and dosage)

Senna leaves from a lock can be accepted in the form of broths, infusions or in tablets. Expressiveness of laxative effect depends on a dose: 2-4 g work poslablyayushche, more than 5 g — slabitelno.

To take 5 — 10 g (2 tablespoons) of vegetable raw materials and to fill in with 1 glass of hot water, to heat on the water bath of 30 minutes and to insist before full cooling. The filtered broth is brought water to 200 ml. Drink 0,5 glasses for the night after food. The amount of the drunk broth can be reduced if the laxative effect is very expressed, is followed by pains and painful desires. A course of treatment about 3 weeks.

If the grass in the filter bags is used, it is necessary to take 4 bags and to fill in with a glass of boiled water, to insist 15 - 20 minutes, to wring out. To bring the volume of infusion to 200 ml. To drink 0,5 glasses in the evening.

Senna extract in tablets is appointed by the adult on 1-2 tablets to night, a course from 4 days to 1 month. Tablets of Senadeks or Senadeksin begin to accept with 1 tablet for the night. If effect insufficient in several days it is possible to take 2-3 pill (for adults).

To children 1/2 tablets of Senadeks before going to bed give from 1 to 3 flyings, to children from 4 to 12 years — 1 tablet. If in the morning the chair did not appear, the dose increases. It is necessary to pick up the minimum dose which normalizes a chair. Anyway children cannot exceed a dose 2 tablets. Having picked up a dose, it is supported by no more than 7 days. Then slowly reduce — on a quarter of a tablet each 3 days.


It is shown by diarrhea, disturbance of a water salt metabolism.

The symptomatic treatment is carried out.


Drugs from leaves of Senna reduce tetracycline absorption.

Terms of sale

Without recipe.

Storage conditions

At a temperature up to 25 °C.

Period of validity

3 years.


Senna leaves in briquettes, Senna extract in tablets, tablets Senadeksin, Tisasen.

About Senna leaves

Often responses of persons which applied Senna leaves as laxative meet. Patients note that at correctly picked up dose it is possible to achieve a regular kashitseobrazny chair without abdominal pains and painful desires. Convenience of use of the tableted form or tea in bags is noted. In most cases the chair was recovered through 3-4 after administration of drug. Use of vegetable laxatives for children is accompanied by inconveniences which are connected with the fact that it is difficult to consider concentration of the operating antraglikozid therefore overdose and emergence of side effects is possible. At children tablets (Senadeksin, Tisasen) are more often used.

As for cases when Senna leaves were applied to weight loss, responses differ. Accepting broths and teas of leaves of Senna for the purpose of weight loss, women try to obtain ease of a chair, evacuation of food from intestines accelerates, and it is badly acquired. The plant does not influence a metabolism and results on weight reduction are doubtful what Internet users report about. As a rule, for this purpose drugs of Senna accept is long and is uncontrolled. Prolonged use attracts loss of electrolytes (potassium), emergence of erythrocytes and protein in urine, colitis with an atrophy of a mucous and muscular coat, adjournment of melanin in mucous intestines. It is necessary to consider that at long use emergence of a hepatotoxic and development of an atony of intestines with forming of a chronic usual lock is possible.


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Section: Dietary supplements Gastrointestinal
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Education: Graduated from Sverdlovsk medical school (1968 - 1971) as "Paramedic". Graduated from the Donetsk medical institute (1975 - 1981) as "An epidemiologist, a hygienist". Passed postgraduate study in the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow (1986 - 1989). An academic degree – the candidate of medical sciences (degree is awarded in 1989, protection – the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow). Numerous advanced training courses are studied in epidemiology and infectious diseases.

Experience: Work as the manager of department of disinfection and sterilization of 1981 - 1992. Work as the manager of department of especially dangerous infections of 1992 - 2010. Teaching activity at Medical institute 2010 - 2013.

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