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SAINSBURYS HEALTHCARE EFFERVESCENT HEALTH SALTS

Active substance(s): CITRIC ACID / MAGNESIUM SULPHATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE

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How to take this medicine
Check inner seal is not broken before first
use. Add the powder, according to the
dosage below, to a 200 ml (7 fluid ounce)
glass of cold drinking water and drink
before the fizzing stops.
Adults: For heartburn, indigestion, upset
stomach and feeling sick:
1 or 2 teaspoonfuls, as required.
As a laxative: 2 teaspoonfuls, before
breakfast or at bedtime, as required.
Children over 3 years: Reduce the dosage
appropriately depending on size and age.
Do not give to children under 3 years.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If your symptoms persist or worsen, you
must see a doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too much of this medicine by
mistake, contact your doctor or pharmacist
straight away.
Possible side effects
Most people do not have any side effects
while taking this medicine. However, if you
experience any of the following side
effects, or anything else unusual happens,
stop taking the medicine immediately, and
see your doctor or pharmacist:
• colic, diarrhoea and belching.
On prolonged use only:
• irritability
• feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
• breathing difficulties
• slow heart beat
• light-headedness, confusion

• muscular twitches, weakness or cramps
• numbness or tingling.
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 on this
pack. 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.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place and away
from strong odours. Do not use this
medicine after the expiry date on the base
of the tub. Use within 3 months of opening.
Contents may settle after packing.
What is in this medicine?
Contains the active ingredient: sodium
bicarbonate 22.6% w/w, citric acid 19.5% w/w,
magnesium sulphate 17.4% w/w.
The other ingredient is sucrose (sugar).
Who makes this medicine?
The Marketing Authorisation holder and
manufacturer is Wrafton Laboratories Ltd.,
Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.

227g
Effervescent powder

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This medicine contains:
magnesium sulphate, which is a laxative and
also helps to balance the salts in your body,
citric acid which makes urine less acidic and
also helps to balance the salts in your body,
and sodium bicarbonate which is an antacid
and helps to reduce acidity in the stomach.
For the relief of the symptoms of heartburn,
indigestion, upset stomach, feeling sick, and
for the relief of constipation.
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to magnesium sulphate,
sodium bicarbonate, citric acid or any of
the other ingredients
• have severe stomach problems.
Please see your doctor or pharmacist
before taking this medicine if you:
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• need a laxative dose every day, or you
have persistent abdominal pain
• have a heart condition
• suffer from kidney or liver problems
• have diabetes
• have an intolerance to some sugars
• are elderly or feeling very weak.
This medicine contains sucrose.
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product. This should be taken
into account in patients with diabetes.
Each 3 g level teaspoonful contains
185 mg sodium. To be taken into
consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet.

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Text Revised: February 2015
Produced for Asda Stores Ltd., Leeds LS11 5AD
PL 12063/0039
2747464

Effervescent
Health Salts
magnesium sulphate,
sodium bicarbonate
& citric acid

• gently relieves an upset
stomach

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ASP1316219

82.0mm

242.1mm

55mm

67mm

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effervescent
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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