The correct dose is that which gives a comfortable, soft-formed motion. Adults, including Elderly and Children >12 years: 2-4 tabs. Children >6 years: 1-2 tabs.
New users should start with the lowest doses and, if necessary, increase it by ½ the initial dose each day until a comfortable formed motion is produced. If no bowel action has occurred after 3 days progressively increased dosage, a further medical examination should be considered.
Senokot is best taken as a single dose, at bedtime by adults and in the morning by children. Tablets may be swallowed whole, followed by a drink if desired.
There is no indication that dosage need be modified for the elderly.