For internal use as a laxative: Increases water in the intestine thereby promoting bowel movement. A saline laxative for the relief of occasional constipation. This product generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours. For external use: provides soothing relief from arthritic pain; reduces stiffness and soreness in joints; warm and comfort your muscle aches.
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Internal Use: Dissolve the following doses in 1/2 glass water: Adults 12 years or older: 1 to 2 teaspoons. Children 6 to 12 years: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. Not recommended for children under 6. Repeat in 4 hours if needed. Limit 2 doses per day. Lemon juice may be added to improve taste. Follow above directions only or as directed by a physician. For external use as a soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises: Dissolve 2 capfuls of Epsom Salt per gallon of water. Apply in conjunction with bandages or toweling or use in bath. Use with warm water for best results.
Epsom Salt is for occasional laxative use only. Serious side effects from prolonged use or overdosage may occur. Do not use for period of longer than one week except under advice and supervision of a physician. Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present. Use only under the advice and supervision of a physician if you have a kidney disease, are taking medication for any reason, or have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists longer than two weeks. Do not use during pregnancy unless directed by physician. As with any drug if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek advice of a health professional before using this product. Where prompt relief is not obtained or where there is evidence of infection, discontinue use and consult physician. Hot or warm soaks should not be used by individuals with diabetes except on advice of physician. Caution: keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.