BOOTS EPSOM SALTS B.P.
Active substance(s): MAGNESIUM SULFATE
resins, erlotinib (a cancer medicine), 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).
Pregnant or breastfeeding: Epsom Salts should not be used in
pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, Epsom Salts can have side effects, although these
don't affect everyone. Possible side effects are: Upset stomach,
watery diarrhoea, colic and 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. By reporting side effects
you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
of occasional constipation
or can be applied to sprains, bruises or boils
periods, make sure enough water is used to avoid
Bell's Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate BP) are taken dehydration, use with caution if elderly or weakened.
to relieve occasional constipation. Also relieves the If symptoms persist for more than 7 days ask your
doctor for advice. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
pain from sprains, bruises and boils.
if you are taking: Muscle relaxants e.g. tubocurarine,
ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure, medicines
Take by mouth for constipation. Adults and children
for bacterial, fungal or viral infections (e.g. tetracyclines,
over 12 years: Take 1 to 3 x 5ml spoonfuls (5-15g)
methenamine, quinolones, rifampicin, azithromycin,
dissolvedinaglassofwarmwaterasrequired.Thesolution atazanavir, tipranavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole).
may be flavoured with fruit juice. Consult your doctor if Medicines to prevent blood clotting (e.g.dipyridamole),
the symptoms persist for more than 7 days. Do not give medicines for mental illness (e.g.phenothiazines,
internally to children under 12 years. For external
sulpiride), gabapentin or phenytoin (for epilepsy),
use: Adults and children over 12 years: Dissolve 1
chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to prevent or
tablespoon in a small cup of warm water. Apply to the treat malaria, bisphosphonates for osteoporosis,
affected skin with cotton wool or lint.
fexofenadine an antihistamine), deflazacort (a
corticosteroid), lansoprazole (for a stomach ulcer),
rosuvastatin (for high cholesterol), levothyroxine
Before you use this medicine internally. Do not take
thyroid problems), penicillamine (for rheumatoid
the medicine if you have: An allergy to magnesium (for
digoxin (for heart failure), aspirin, ulipristal
sulfate, any stomach or intestine problems other than arthritis),
after pill), mycophenolate (an
occasional constipation, kidney problems, severe
medicine), eltrombopag to
stomach pain, or give to children with tapeworm or treat low platelet counts,
threadworms. Precautions for use: Do not use for long
C71-0682 Ver. F Revised: June 2016
Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate BP)
lf 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.
Magnesium Sulfate BP.
Keep out of the sight and reach of
Do not store above 25°C.
Once opened use within one month.
Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder:
Bell, Sons & Co. (Druggists) Ltd., Southport,
PR9 9AL, England.
LABEL ART COPY POSITION CHART
54.3 x 168.4 MM
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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