Product Type: Aquaban health products
Newest Review: ... also get pain and tenderness too. This is something that many people find they get every few weeks as part of the bodys natural cycle, but ... more
I'v banned Aquaban.
Member Name: angelic2004
Advantages: For me none but it may work for others.
Disadvantages: Price, Caffeine, wide awake at night, bad nausea.
I have always felt bloated in the run up to a period and seeing me puff up without fail was really getting to me now, I thought enough is a enough I'm going to find something from superdrug for it. There in superdrug I was confused what to go for, there was a choice of two products one that looked like cheapo water retention tablets and the other was Aquaban. With Aquaban, the name sounded familiar, so thought I should go for this one. Still confused if it would work and whether I wasted £3.49 on it, I searched on dooyoo to see if anyone had reviewed it. Seeing foxyred's review I got excited and it gave me the confidence to try it. Some medications I just dont react well too and it fills me with doubt whether to risk feeling more ill trying something new.
Aquaban comes in a white box with picture which I'm assuming is suppose to be water. On the box it says it eliminates excess water helping the particular pre-menstrual symptoms associated with water retention. It contains 30 tablets, these are light blue round tablets with a 1cm diameter and are tasteless.
It also comes with a leaflet which tells you very little on the actual product, but there is a warning not to take it if your suffering from liver or kidney problems, if your pregnant or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. As far as I know I'm not allergic to the ingredients.
The leaflet also mentions to discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, nausea or headache. Since you are suppose to take these tablets 4 to 5 days before a period, taking 2 tablets 3 times a day after food, I started to take them and everything was fine on day one, but in the middle of night I was suddenly wide awake and felt really nauseous, overall it was a bad night I did not sleep. Thinking nothing of it I still continued to take another dose in the morning. Still feeling nauseous, I had a quick look at the box at the lunchtime just before my next dose and noticed it contains Caffeine Anhydrous and it made me wonder is this actually a form of caffeine or something entirely different.
Well Caffeine Anhydrous products infact can contain as much caffeine as one or two cups of coffee so no wonder I was wide awake all night. To be honest caffeine is not the best product to consume when your premenstrual, it makes my mental symptoms worse, so yes I get tense and abit more psycho then when I am premenstrual usually. Although caffiene is a diuretic, I do find it funny they dont recommend that you should miss it out or reduce it, considering the rest of leaflet talks about the symptoms of pms, the cause and what to do about it.
I still have no idea what contributed to my nausea, maybe that too was the caffeine's fault. Overall this product did not work for me, as I couldn't continue to take it and it made me feel dreadful. Though just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it wont work for others because everyone reacts differently to medication. It's such a shame I couldn't tolerate it, I'm just going to have to drink loads of water and visit the loo more frequently, oh what fun :(
Summary: Not for everyone.
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