What is Bekunis?
Bekunis belongs to a class of medications called stimulant laxatives. The active ingredient sennosides is extracted from the Senna fruit, the most common natural laxative. The medication works by stimulating the nerve endings in the walls of the large intestines and rectum to cause the muscles to contract more often and with increased force to move the contents through the colon so the bowel can be emptied. The tablets can be used to treat constipation or to empty the bowels prior to examinations or surgery.
How is Bekunis used?
Bekunis should only be used as required or as directed by a doctor. The tablets are usually taken orally at bedtime and will produce bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours of consumption. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. It is not recommended to use the supplement for longer than 7 days unless directed by a doctor as it may cause the bowels to lose their normal activity.
Patients using Bekunis may encounter minor side effects such as:
- Stomach cramping or pain
- Discoloration of urine
- Mental or mood changes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Bekunis is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.