Care Epsom Salts

Relieves occasional constipation or can be applied to sprains, bruises or boils

Care Epsom Salts can be applied to sprains, bruises or boils and can also relieve occasional constipation.

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Relieves occasional constipation
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Suitable for 12+
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More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Epsom Salts BP. For the relief of occasional constipation. For the relief of pain from sprains, bruises and boils. Contains Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate. Always read the label.

Directions for use

For constipation – Dissolve 1-3 x 5ml spoonfuls (5-15g) in 250ml of water and take by mouth.

The solution may be flavoured with fruit juice.

For external use on sprains, bruises and boils – dissolve 1 tablespoonful in a small cup of warm water and apply to the affected skin with cotton wool or lint.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

Simple changes to diet and lifestyle can help treat constipation, with some people noticing a difference from these changes within a few days. Sometimes it takes a few weeks before the symptoms improve after diet and lifestyle changes are made.


What causes constipation in adults?

Constipation has many possible causes. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. The most common causes include:
  • Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not moving enough, or spending long periods of time sitting
  • Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
Rarely constipation may be caused by a medical condition.


Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

For constipation – adults, children over 12 years and with caution in the elderly.

For external use – adults, the elderly and children.

Do not use this product during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Did you know?

Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

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