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Epsom Salt by CVS Pharmacy

Dosage form: granule, for solution
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 69842-602

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Epsom Salt

Active ingredient

Magnesium sulfate USP ( Heptahydrate) 100%


Saline laxative

  • for relief of occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • this product generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours


Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • kidney disease
  • a magnesium-restricted diet
  • abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
  • noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks
  • already used a laxative for a period longer than 1 week

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking any other drug. Take this product 2 or more hours before or after other drugs. Laxatives may affect how other drugs work.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

you have rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use. These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • do not exceed recommended daily dosage
  • drink a full glass (8 ounces) of liquid with each dose
  • may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses
  • dissolve the dose in 8 ounces of water. Lemon juice may be added to improve the taste

adults and children 12 years and over - 2 to 6 level teaspoons (10 to 30 grams) daily

children 6 to under 12 years - 1 to 2 level teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) daily

children under 6 years - consult a doctor

Other information
  • magnesium content 495 mg per teaspoon (5 grams)

Tamper Evident Packaging:
Caution: this package has been sealed for your protection. Do not use if package is open, torn or mutilated

Epsom Salt is a trusted remedy that is useful every season of the year.

Beat winter blues

Simply dissolve two cups of epsom salt in a warm bath to:
• Reduce stiffness and soreness
• Warm and comfort your muscle aches

A mineral spring spa

Springtime is your fresh start to working out, oftentimes leading to overexertion. Just dissolve two cups of epsom salt in warm bath water, settle in, and experience the relief and relaxation.

First aid summer salts
Dissolve two cups of epsom salt in two cups of hot water to make a compress.
Apply as a wet dressing with towel to:
• Provide soothing relief from over exertion from sports
• Warm and comfort your muscle aches

Relax into autumn
By dissolving two cups of epsom salt in a warm bath, you'll be able to:
• Soak away tiredness and soreness
• Help soothe away stress

For external use as a soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises.

Directions: Dissolve 2 cupfuls of this product per gallon of water. Apply with bandages or toweling for 30 minutes up to three times a day. For a less intensive soak, use 1 or 2 cupfuls in a bath. Use warm water for best results.

CAUTION: If prompt relief is not obtained or there is evidence of infection, discontinue use and consult your physician.
Hot or warm soaks should not be used by individuals with diabetes except on the advice of a physician. Keep out of reach of children.

Distributed by: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895
© 2016 CVS/pharmacy® 1-800-SHOP CVS
Made in the U.S.A. with U.S. and foreign components

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Value Size 8 lb

CVS Health

Epsom Salt

Magnesium Sulfate USP

Saline Laxative

For external use as a soaking solution

For minor sprains and bruises

NET WT 8 LBS (3.62 kg)


magnesium sulfate granule, for solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:69842-602
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:69842-602-803620 g in 1 POUCH
2NDC:69842-602-042720 g in 1 POUCH
3NDC:69842-602-071810 g in 1 POUCH
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart33407/15/1998
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
Registrant - Vi-Jon (790752542)

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Medically reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

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