EPSOM SALTS (MAGNESIUM SULPHATE BP)
Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate BP)
Magnesium Sulphate BP
For relief of
can be applied
bruises or boils
stomach pain, or give to children with tapeworm or
threadworms. Precautions for use: Do not use for
long periods, make sure enough water is used to
avoid dehydration, use with caution if elderly or
weakened. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days
ask your doctor for advice. Talk to your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking: Muscle relaxants e.g.
tubocurarine, ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure,
medicines or bacterial, fungal or viral infections (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),
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About this product
Numark Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate BP) are taken
to relieve occasional constipation. Also relieves the pain
from sprains, bruises and boils.
Take by mouth for constipation. Adults and children
over 12 years: Take 1 to 3 x 5ml spoonfuls (5-15g)
dissolved in a glass of warm water as required. The
solution may be flavoured with fruit juice. Consult your
doctor if the symptoms persist for more than 7 days.
Do not give internally to children under 12 years.
For external use: Adults and children over 12 years:
Dissolve 1 tablespoon in a small cup of warm water.
Apply to the affected skin with cotton wool or lint.
Before you take this medicine internally. Do not take
the medicine if you have: An allergy to magnesium
sulfate, any stomach or intestine problems other than
occasional constipation, kidney problems, severe
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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). 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.
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
Magnesium Sulfate BP.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Once opened use within one month.
Amber Close, Tamworth, Staffs. B77 4RP.
PL Holder and Manufacturer:
Bell, Sons & Co (Druggists) Limited,
Southport, PR9 9AL, England.
Label size: 54.3 x 168.4 MM
12 Heathcoat Street
T: 01509 211539
5 October 2016
Client contact: Lana Raynor
Design/artwork contact: Chris B-G
Last instruction by: Stephanie Kirby
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