Compare Lactulose vs. Senna-S

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Generlac
(lactulose)

Senna-S
(docusate / senna)

Coming soon.Helps get things moving and softens things up. Senna and docusate join forces to create Senna-S (Docusate / Senna), a vegetable-based laxative that gently relieves constipation.
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Reviews for Generlac (lactulose)
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say it works well
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say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Senna-S (docusate / senna)
39%
-61% worse vs. Generlac (lactulose)
29%
-71% worse vs. Generlac (lactulose)
22%
-22% worse vs. Generlac (lactulose)
Have you used Senna-S (docusate / senna)?
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Side effects
LactuloseSenna-S

We haven’t found good data for Lactulose side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Senna-S side effects.

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How it works
LactuloseSenna-S
Coming soon.Senna-S (Docusate / Senna) is a combination medicine. Docusate is a stool softener, and Senna is a stimulant laxative. These two ingredients work together to make stools easier to pass.
Type of medication
LactuloseSenna-S
Over-the-counter
Available as
LactuloseSenna-S
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for
LactuloseSenna-S
  • Constipation Hepatic Encephalopathy Treatment And Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
LactuloseSenna-S
    Coming soon.
    • Age 60 or older
    • Malignancy
    • Other condition that causes blockage or narrowing of bowel
    • Taking medications that cause constipation
    Detailed Senna-S (docusate / senna) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Food
    LactuloseSenna-S
    No food related info.
    • Talk to you doctor about eating certain foods and getting more exercise to help prevent your constipation.
    Pain
    LactuloseSenna-S
    No pain related info.
    • Ask your doctor before taking Docusate/Senna if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or had sudden changes in your stool for more than 2 weeks.
    Upsides and benefits
    LactuloseSenna-S
    Coming soon
    • The combination of a laxative and stool softener might work better for people with constipation caused by medicines.
    • The laxative in Docusate/Senna was used over 3,500 years ago, so it's been around for a while.
    • Docusate/Senna is clinically proven to relieve constipation from a variety of causes.
    • One of the few laxative/stool-softener combinations that can be given to children 2 and older.
    • It may not work for everyone, but people felt it was worth the hassle.
    Downsides and risks
    LactuloseSenna-S
    Coming soon
    • Most people felt that it's not the most effective laxative out there, but they could deal with the hassle and it worked pretty well.
    • Docusate/Senna can cause cramping or the feeling that you "have to go right now".
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LactuloseSenna-S
    Coming soon
    • Docusate/Senna is a combination of a laxative and stool softener. Together they work to relieve constipation better than each medicine alone.
    • Best to take at bedtime or as your doctor has prescribed, but not for more than one week. It works in about 6-12 hours.
    • Ask your doctor about giving Docusate/Senna to anyone younger than 2 years.
    • Don't use if you're taking mineral oil for constipation. Ask your doctor first.
    • Ask your doctor before taking Docusate/Senna if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or had sudden changes in your stool for more than 2 weeks.
    • Check with your baby doctor before using or if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Talk to you doctor about eating certain foods and getting more exercise to help prevent your constipation.
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    More about LactuloseSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
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