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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Senokot is a popular over-the-counter medication used for the treatment of occasional constipation. It contains sennosides, a type of natural vegetable laxative derived from the senna plant, that works by stimulating the intestines and promoting bowel movements. Senokot is available in various forms such as tablets, capsules, and liquid. It is a safe and effective way to relieve constipation and get back to regular bowel habits.
Directions for Use: It is important to follow the instructions on the Senokot package and consult with a doctor before using this medication, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have kidney disease, or taking other medications.
The recommended dose for adults is one or two tablets taken at bedtime, or as directed by a doctor. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 4 tablets. The liquid form should be taken using the provided measuring cup, and the recommended dose is 30 millilitres at bedtime. It is best to take Senokot with a full glass of water. It may take 6 to 12 hours to produce a bowel movement.
The active ingredient in Senokot is sennosides. It also contains inactive ingredients such as cellulose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.
Side Effects: Senokot may cause some side effects, including:
If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, stop taking Senokot and consult with a doctor.