What are Andrews Salts?
Original Andrews Salts, also known as Andrews Liver Salts, are an effervescent powder containing magnesium sulphate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and citric acid. Andrews Salts works to effectively relieve an upset stomach, indigestion and/or constipation.
How do you take Andrews Salts?
For an upset stomach, indigestion or overindulgence in adults, measure one level 5ml spoonful into a glass of water and then 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 then drink. Take before breakfast or at bedtime. For children over 3, the dosage should be half the recommended dose for adults.
How do the active ingredients work?
Original Andrews Salts contain three active ingredients: magnesium sulphate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and citric acid. Magnesium sulphate acts as a laxative by increasing the amount of water in your intestines. Sodium hydrogen carbonate and citric acid work together as an antacid, neutralising stomach acid and relieving indigestion or an upset stomach.
What can I use Andrews Salts for?
Andrews Salts can be used to treat a range of common, mild stomach problems, including:
Heartburn & indigestion
What can cause an upset stomach?
An upset stomach is never pleasant, and unfortunately it can affect all of us from time to time depending on a variety of causes. These can include:
Stress & anxiety
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
What can cause constipation?
Constipation is a really common condition where you may struggle to empty your bowels. Causes of constipation can include:
Lack of fibre in your diet
Lack of exercise
Changes in your lifestyle, such as travelling
Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
Are Andrews Salts suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
You should speak to your doctor before taking Andrews Salts if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, to make sure this medicine is right for you and your baby.
Are Andrews Salts suitable for children?
Andrews Salts are suitable for children over 3. If your child is under 3 and in need of relief from an upset stomach, do not use Andrews Salts; speak to a Chemist4U pharmacist instead for possible alternatives.
When should this medicine not be used?
Andrews Salts are usually safe for adults and children over 3 years old. You should, however, consult your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist if you:
Are on a low sodium diet
Are taking any other medicines
Have cardiac or renal dysfunction
Are there any side effects?
You may experience diarrhoea if you take too much of this medicine. In this case you should stop taking Andrews Salts, or reduce the dose, and symptoms should go away. If you experience any other side effects, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store in a cool, dry area below 25°C. Keep this medicine in its original box and do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak with your doctor or Chemist4U 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.