What are Andrews Original Salts?
Andrews Original Salts is a formula that is designed to relieve several stomach problems such as:
- Upset stomach
The powder is composed of several active ingredients, which are:
- Magnesium sulphate
- Sodium hydrogen carbonate
- Citric acid
Who is this powder for indigestion suitable for?
Andrews Salts is suitable for anyone aged 3 and over who are suffering from an upset stomach or indigestion. It should not be used by anyone who is on a low sodium diet and anyone with diabetes should use caution because of the sucrose content. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the salts
You should consult a pharmacist before using if you have any of the following:
- Are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly tetracycline antibiotics (e.g. minocycline)
- if you are on a controlled sodium diet. Each 5ml spoonful contains 319.g of sodium.
- if you have high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease - and avoid frequent use.
- if you need a laxative dose every day or you have persistent abdominal pain (tummy ache)
- if symptoms persist
- if you experience any unwanted effects.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Andrews Salts?
There is no evidence to suggest that someone who is either pregnant or breastfeeding can’t use Andrews Salts. However, it is recommended that a doctor is consulted before use.
How do I use Andrews Salts?
You should pour one 5ml spoonful into a glass of water up to four times a day. For constipation, use two 5ml spoonfuls. For children, half the dosage. The best time to use it is before bedtime or at breakfast.
What are the recommended doses for Andrews Salts?
For an upset stomach, indigestion and over-indulgence you need to measure one 5ml spoonful of the salts into a glass of water and drink. Take as needed, up to a maximum of 4 times a day.
For constipation measure two-level 5ml spoonfuls into a glass of water and drink. Take before breakfast or at bedtime.
For children, half the doses that are recommended for adults.
Are there any side effects?
Overdosing can cause diarrhoea so make sure to only use the recommended dosage. If you discover any side effect, then you can report it. For more information about recording side effects to medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card website.
Do I need a prescription to buy?
No, you do not need a prescription.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak with your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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