Adults should take two to four tablets of Senokot one to two times per day, according to the manufacturer's website. Adults should take 2 to 3 teaspoons of Senokot syrup one to two times per day. Each tablet contains 8.6 milligrams of standard sennosides.
Children ages 6 to 12 can consume one to two Senokot tablets up to two times per day, not to exceed two tablets in one day, notes the manufacturer. Children may take 1 to 2 teaspoons of the syrup up to twice daily. For children ages 2 to 5, patients should consult a physician.
Senokot helps relieve symptoms of constipation, usually within six to 12 hours of ingestion, says the company's website. Patients who have other underlying gastrointestinal issues should not take this medicine.