Label: EPSOM SALT- magnesium sulfate granule, for solution

  • NDC Code(s): 11673-200-45, 11673-200-46
  • Packager: Target Corporation
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Updated February 10, 2021

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  • Active ingredient (in each teaspoon)

    Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) 5 g

  • Purpose

    External Use ...................................................... Soaking Solution
    Internal Use .......................................................... Saline Laxative

  • Uses


    • temporarily relieves minor sprains and bruises


    • relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
    • generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours

  • Warnings

    As a laxative • Do not give to children under six years of age except under the advice and supervision of a physician.

    • For occasional use only. Serious side effects from prolonged use or overdose may occur.

  • Ask a doctor before use if you have:

    As a soaking solution

    • redness or swelling present

    • evidence of an infection

    • diabetes - hot and warm soaks should not be used by individuals with diabetes except on advice of a physician

    As a laxative
    • abdominal pain

    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • kidney disease
    • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks
    • a magnesium-restricted diet

  • Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

    As a laxative • taking prescription medication

  • When using this product

    • do not use more than directed

  • Stop use and ask a doctor if:

    As a soaking solution
    • you experience redness, irritation, swelling or infection.

    As a laxative
    • you have no bowel movement within six hours or experience rectal bleeding - these could be signs of a serious condition.
    • you have already used a laxative for longer than one week.

  • If pregnant or breastfeeding

    consult a health care professional before use.

  • Keep out of reach of children.

    In case of accidental ingestion or overdose, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

  • Directions

    As a soaking solution: Pour 2 cups of Epsom Salt under warm, running bath water. Soak for 20 minutes to relieve sore, tired muscles.
    As a warm compress: Dissolve 1 cup of Epsom Salt in 1 quart of warm water. Using a towel, apply solution to the affected area for 15-30 minutes to reduce pain and swelling. Repeat as needed.
    As a laxative: If necessary, repeat dosage after 4 hours. Do not take more than 2 doses per day. Drink a full 8 oz of water with each dose.

    adults and children 12 years of age and older .......................1-3 level teaspoons dissolved in a full glass (8oz) of water daily.
    children 6 to 12years of age ............................1/2-1 level teaspoons dissolved in a full glass (8oz) of water daily.

    Not recommended for children under 6 years of age

  • Other information

    dissolve well before use.
    magnesium content: 495 mg per teaspoon (5 grams)

  • Inactive ingredient



    TARGET UP & UP EPSOM SALT magnesium sulfate USP

    NET WT 4 LB (1.8kg)
    NDC 11673-200-45


    TARGET UP & UP EPSOM SALT magnesium sulfate USP
    NET WT 8 LB (3.6kg)

    NDC 11673-200-46


    magnesium sulfate granule, for solution
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:11673-200
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL, ORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:11673-200-451800 g in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product01/15/2019
    2NDC:11673-200-463682 g in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product01/15/2019
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph not finalpart33401/15/2019
    Labeler - Target Corporation (006961700)