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EPSOM SALTS BP

Active substance(s): MAGNESIUM SULFATE HEPTAHYDRATE

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By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
If you accidentally take too much see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy
for disposal.
The active ingredient is: magnesium sulfate
heptahydrate 100%. There are no other
ingredients.
What the medicine looks like
Epsom Salts are white granules which are
supplied in 300g packs.
This label was last revised in February 2016

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Like all medicines, Epsom Salts can have side
effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
Possible side effects are:
• Upset stomach.
• Watery diarrhoea.
• Colic.
• Blocked bowel.
Prolonged use is not recommended and may cause
an excess of magnesium in the blood leading to
other side effects.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop
use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell
you what to do.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

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2. Possible side effects

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• Muscle relaxants e.g. tubocurarine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Epsom Salts should not be used in pregnancy or
breastfeeding.

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking….

Epsom Salts may affect the action of these and other
medicines, allow 2 hours between taking Epsom Salts
and any other medicines (4 hours for eltrombopag
and erlotinib).

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your doctor for advice.

(e.g. tetracyclines, methenamine, quinolones,
rifampicin, azithromycin, atazanavir, tipranavir,
itraconazole, ketoconazole).
• Medicines to prevent blood clotting
(e.g.dipyridamole)
• Medicines for mental illness (e.g.phenothiazines,
sulpiride).
• Gabapentin or phenytoin (for epilepsy).
• Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to prevent or
treat malaria.
• Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
• Fexofenadine (an antihistamine).
• Deflazacort (a corticosteroid).
• Lansoprazole (for a stomach ulcer).
• Rosuvastatin (for high cholesterol).
• Levothyroxine (for thyroid problems).
• Penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis).
• Digoxin (for heart failure).

• Aspirin.
• Ulipristal (morning after pill).
• Mycophenolate (an immunosuppressant medicine).
• Eltrombopag to treat low platelet counts.
• Polystyrene sulphonate resins.
• Erlotinib (a cancer medicine).

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dehydration.

• Use with caution if elderly or weakened.
• If symptoms persist for more than 7 days ask

• ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.
• Medicines for bacterial, fungal or viral infections

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Precautions for use
• Do not use for long periods.
• Make sure enough water is used to avoid

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Manufactured by the licence holder
L.C.M. Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
for Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
PL 12965/0023
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occasional constipation.

• Kidney problems.
• Severe stomach pain.
• Or give to children with tapeworm or

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Do not take the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to magnesium sulfate.
• Any stomach or intestine problems other than

Active ingredient: magnesium
sulfate heptahydrate 100%.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

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1. Before you use this medicine
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Magnesium
Sulfate Heptahydrate

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Epsom Salts

Relieves occasional constipation. Also relieves
the pain from sprains, bruises and boils.
Take by mouth for constipation:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
• Take 1 to 3 x 5ml spoonfuls (5-15g)
dissolved in 250ml of water as required.
• The solution may be flavoured with
fruit juice.
Do not give internally to children under 12
years old.
For external use:
Adults, the elderly and children:
• Dissolve 1 tablespoonful in a small
cup of warm water.
• Apply to the affected skin with
cotton wool or lint.

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