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Trapped wind and bloatedness is not only embarrassing but also very uncomfortable. I have experienced it on several occasions and this is why I now always keep a box of Rennie Deflatine both at home and work all of the time.
~~~~~What Is It / Uses ~~~~~
Rennie Deflatine's active ingredients are Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate and Simeticone as stated on the packaging which works along with the other ingredients to relieve the discomfort of trapped wind and bloating.
There are also antacid properties in the tablets allowing excess acid to be neutralised and therefore stopping the effects of indigestion.
The Deflatine come in chewable tablet form in sugar free mint flavour. The taste is not the best and quite chalky in texture but the mint flavour does help make them more palatable. The tablets can be used for:
Rennie Deflatine comes in a box of either 18 or 36 tablets, a box of 18 is currently available from www.superdrug.com for £1.99. You can buy Deflatine in most pharmacies, boots, Superdrug and some larger supermarkets.
This product has quite distinctive Yellow packaging, it's very bold and stands out on the shelf in the shops.
On the front of the box you can find information about the active ingredients and what symptoms the tablets help to relieve. On the back is much more detailed information including how to take the medicine, full ingredients listings as well as any warnings associated with taking the tablets.
The box is easy to open with a pressable tab to make opening the box less fiddly. Inside the box of 18 tablets is three strips of six tablets in foil wrapping. The tablets can be separated from perforations in the foil, this allows you to break off one or two tablets at a time without disturbing the others keeping them wrapped and fresh.
There is also an information leaflet contained inside the box which provides more detailed information about the tablets and who they are suitable for.
~~~~~How to Take~~~~~
This product is only recommended for adults. It states on the box to chew or suck 1 or 2 tablets as soon as any discomfort is felt, up to a maximum of 16 tablets in any 24 hour period.
I have found that I have never had to take any more than 4 tablets to relief the symptoms of trapped wind or bloating.
These tablets have always worked fantastically for me, giving quick discrete relieve from sometimes terrible pains associated with bloating and trapped wind.
The taste of the tablets is not brilliant so I tend to chew them quite quickly to get it over. The strong minty taste does make it a little better but to be honest the fantastic effect the tablets have is worth the few seconds of bad taste.
I also think they are fantastic value as a box will last me around 6 months, obviously this is dependent on how often you suffer the symptoms but still quite a cheap medication.
One of the downsides to the healthy diet I'm eating is the fact that I seem to have turned into a bit of a farty bum, probably due to the large amounts of fruit and veg in my diet . This is all well and good (for me, if not for others) when I can sneakily let one loose, but there are occasions when the wind seems to just build up, which results in me looking about 8 months pregnant, and having almost as much pain .
Not many subjects bring about as much hysterical laughter, or conversely acute embarrassment, such as trapped wind!
Nonetheless, past the jollity that our little 'trumps', 'bottom burps' (or whatever your own preferred nouns for these afflictions of nature ARE), lays a condition which can cause a lot of discomfort and pain.
It was on one such day that, feeling horrible and swollen, I went to the chemist to ask if they had any recommendations to help with trapped wind, and ended up purchasing a pack of Rennie Deflatine, it's bright orange box telling me that this contained 36 chewable mint pastilles . It's worth noting at this point that there is no information leaflet inside the box containing dosage instructions, so it's worth hanging onto the box for reference .
The box promises to offer fast and effective relief from trapped wind, get rid of bloatedness, and to relieve the fullness felt after over-eating . The box told me that this works by gently dispersing the air bubbles to eliminate the problems discreetly, which was something of a reassurance - while I don't want trapped wind, I don't want to be bottom burping all over the place either! My box has an expiry date of 2013, which is a good long time, although I anticipate all the tablets having been used by then!
Basically, to use these you simply chew of suck on one or two tablets as soon as you feel bloated or windy, and you can use up to a maximum of 16 tablets in 24 hours.
I find that most of the time, I simply need to chew on two tablets an hour or so after a big meal if I get a stomachache. When it comes to medicines, I'm very much an under-user , and tend to give problems a chance to relieve themselves a little first. I do find that I start to feel a little better perhaps 30 minutes or so after taking the tablets, and that any discomfort has largely vanished within 2 hours . I don't find myself farting or burping any more than usual.
The tablets themselves are around the size of a 5 pence coin, which sounds big, but you do simply just crunch them up with your teeth . They do have a line down the centre where they can be snapped in half should you need to. Chewing these is easy, and although they have a slightly chalky taste, the main taste is a very fresh minty flavour
Personally, I think these are great for those occasions when you feel a little gassy or bloated. I don't use them often, but when I do , they work very well. I've taken to carrying a couple in my bag just in case for nights out, and I would certainly recommend these to anyone suffering from the discomfort of trapped wind.
Due to stress and anxiety I have terrible stomach problems, including IBS and trapped wind. It is embarrassing to talk about but trapped wind is a very common, painful and serious issue - and the relief of which can be hilarious in the home, but at work, on the bus, in public, at a restaurant - it is uncomfortable and upsetting.
Trapped wind can happen in different parts of your body - I regularly get pains in my shoulder or side which is caused by the build up of gas and pressure in my body. Trapped wind can happen because of a number of different things - these can include wearing tight fitting clothing, eating too quickly, swallowing a lot of air when eating, eating a particular food which causes your body to produce excess gas in your colon. It can also lead to other associated symptoms like heartburn and indigestion.
Why did I select these?
For the most part I had always found that a cup of boiled water drank as hot as possible helped to alleviate the pain and discomfort, dispersing the bubbles of gas in a not so discreet way. So, the old fashioned remedy was reserved until I got home from work - and then I would use it. However, a couple of weeks ago I was in so much pain after a particularly bad day at work and then eating a fried tea, and no matter how much boiled water I drank I got no relief. I was at the point of going to hospital or calling a doctor because of the pain, it was making me breathless, when my partner popped to the shop for some sort of relief and came back with Rennie's Deflatine.
I chewed 2 tablets as it suggests on the packet and within an hour my tummy pains started to subside, I didn't break wind, but I burped a lot! The relief was unbelievable, I had almost been throwing up with the pain less than 60 minutes ago, now I was comfortable enough to get up and have a walk about, drink some more boiled water and I felt a whole lot better. Since this experience I have used Rennie's Deflatine quite a lot, I don't necessarily agree that they disperse the wind discreetly, but they alleviate the pain and suffering. Perhaps it depends on the degree of your trapped wind as to the way in which it relieves it?
For oral use. Adults: One or two tablets to be sucked or chewed as required, up to a maximum of sixteen tablets a day.
Do not exceed the stated dose. Side effects are unlikely at stated dose. Any unusual effects should be reported to your doctor or a pharmacist. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Contact your doctor if you accidentally take too many tablets. Do not take these tablets after the expiry date on the base. Keep out of reach & sight of children.
They come in a pack of 18 and the cost around £2.50 - £3, which seems quite expensive, but they are very effective. They are sugar free too with a chalky mint flavour. They are most effective if you suck them I have found. They come in a handy foil pack, which is perforated, so you can detach two and take them in your wallet or handbag and always have them on you. I have been in extreme pain and only needed two, so for me, they represent value for money - you can always get them on special offer too.
Is the product for you?
If you are unsure if the pain in your tummy is trapped wind, you can consider the common symptoms: a bloated tummy, a bloated abdomen, feeling uncomfortably full after eating, rumbling or gurgling noises in your tummy.
Each tablet contains 25mg of Simethicone, 'an active ingredient which breaks down the tiny bubbles of gas that cause the bloated feeling and gurgling noises of trapped wind, forming fewer, larger bubbles which are more easily expelled or absorbed in the intestine. Simethicone is non-systemic, which means it isn't absorbed into your blood stream, making it suitable to take even during pregnancy. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any remedies during pregnancy.' The product also contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate (regularly found in products like Gaviscon, Remegel, etc) to neutralise excess stomach acid and relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn which can accompany trapped wind.
'Each tablet contains Simeticone 25mg Calcium Carbonate 680mg (equivalent of 272mg Calcium) and Heavy Magnesium Carbonate 80mg. Also contains sorbitol (E420), magnesium stearate, potato starch, pregelatinised maize starch, talc, mint flavour, lemon flavour. Each tablet contains 435mg of sorbitol (E420). This may have a laxative effect in some people. People with fructose intolerance should not take this product.'
Other help for Trapped Wind Sufferers
As I have suggested, try boiling water and drinking it when it is cool enough (but needs to be at the hottest temperature you can bare). Eat slowly and regularly, don't skip meals (specifically breakfast even if you just have a slice of toast) and then have a huge meal before bed, don't gulp down your drinks, avoid fizzy drinks and drinking too much alcohol, relax and destress yourself, particularly before eating, wear loose clothes,
'Avoid food that are more likely to cause trapped wind:
- cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts
- turnips, onions, leeks
- fennel, sunflower and poppy seeds'
Make sure when your shopping that you check labels and select low sugar / salt / fat foods, take packed lunches / food everywhere so your not tempted to buy fast fatty foods, drink lots of water and try a little exercise, even if it's just running up and down the stairs instead of walking, or walking instead of driving or taking the bus in to the town or to work. Most of all, keep your Deflatine with you and you will be pain and (mostly) embarrassment free!
A night out on the town and a kebab, or a curry on the way home is quite a pleasant experience for many of us. Or perhaps you prefer an Italian meal with loads of garlic, or even a slap up five course dinner as a treat. The pleasure if often short-lived (for those around us anyway.)
Yes, I'm talking about wind, bottom burps, fa**s, gas, trumps, or whatever else you wish to call them. Chemical reactions in our intestines release gas which is made up of methane, nitrogen, bacteria and particles from whatever we have eaten, or drunk. Yuk! Too much information? Well, yes, quite probably.
Wind can also get trapped when it can't find a way out and cause stomach pain and a feeling of bloatedness.
Rennie Deflatine helps to resolve this problem and make us pleasant to be around again!
***What Is This?***
This product is in tablet form and is manufactured by Bayer Health Care. It contains an ingredient called simeticone which can ease the pain and discomfort of trapped wind and bloatedness. It also helps to ease that awful feeling of having eaten too much food.
***How Does It Work?***
It works by gently dispersing the trapped air bubbles that cause discomfort so that you don't have the embarrassment of them being released in the other way. The tablets are chewable and can also neutralise excess acid which causes indigestion and other symptoms.
The packaging is bright orange cardboard box with a red and white Rennie logo. There is a picture of a 'sugar free mint' on the front and full information is printed on the back.
Inside are 16 foil wrapped tablets and an information leaflet for anyone who might need it.
Each tablet contains simeticone (25g), calcium carbonate (680mg) , magnesium carbonate as active ingredients.
There is also sorbitol, potato starch, talc, mint and lemon flavouring.
***Taste And Ease Of Use***
These tablets are chewed and they do have a quite pleasant minty flavour, but leave a chalky taste and feeling in your mouth like most products of this type do.
The recommended dose is one, or two tablets, chewed, or sucked. I usually find I need two and prefer to chew them up and swallow them.
The individual tablets can be torn off the foil strip very easily if you want to carry a few with you in your bag, or pocket.
If symptoms are very severe, or go on for a long time it is essential to consult a doctor. Anyone with an underlying digestive problem should consult a doctor before taking these.
It is not advisable to take these if you are taking antibiotics and advice should be sought from pharmacist, or doctor.
Each tablet contains sorbitol which, in some people, can act as a laxative. So take care if this sweetener affects you that way.
Any unexpected side effects should always be reported to a doctor.
However, the manufacturer specifically says on the box that this product can be used during pregnancy.
I find Rennie Deflatine really useful. They work in the way they are supposed to.
Two of these soon gets rid of embarrassing wind and leaves you free to do what you want with out worry exactly when you might.......well, you know the rest.
This is an excellent product and I always keep a pack in the house, just in case, or anyone else who visits, needs them.
Now I just have to find an equivalent for my dog!
Ever come home, late on a Saturday night, and been so knackered you just flop into bed. Well it happens to all of us from time to time (some more often than others!) and you forgot to have your pint of water to stop the hangover. Well here is your saviour :- Rennie is the ultimate relieve from the nightmare hangover as well as acid indigestion, heartburn, nervous indegestion, acidity, flatulence, upset stomach, dyspepsia and biliousness. The packets come in handy sizes of 48 and are very reasonably priced at £2-3. These can be found at most pharmaceuticals and supermarkets. The thing that makes this product better than similar like Anadin etc is that they are for you to chew or suck and the flavour is rather pleasant. The recommended dosage for 12 year olds to adults, is two to be taken and can be taken upto 8 times a day. For 6-12 year olds, two to be taken upto 4 times a day. Under 6s are not recommended to take it. One thing to mind with the dosage though, is that you should take care not to exceed the dosage as you can end up being very ill. Overall this is a great over-the-counter product and provides effective relief from many pains and illnesses, I strongly recommend it :)
I quite often find that I get a bloated stomach, it is really annoying. You've been to the gym, you've not pigged out on any particularly fatty foods and yet by the end of the week your stomach looks like a football! How is this? I have discussed this with my female friends and they too have said that for no apparent reason they also get a bloated stomach. So I looked at a few websites to give you and me more of an idea of what it could be: <Abdomen - swollen Alternative names: Swollen belly; Swelling in the abdomen; Abdominal distention; Distended abdomen Definition: increased abdominal girth. Considerations: Abdominal distention is usually not caused by disease. For example, simple weight gain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), pregnancy, or the unconscious swallowing of air can all cause distention. Abdominal distention commonly results from intestinal gas. This may result from eating fruits, vegetables, or nonabsorbable foods. Abdominal distention may occasionally result from the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. Common causes: Overeating Lactose intolerance and other food intolerances Air swallowing (a nervous habit) Irritable bowel syndrome Partial bowel obstruction Constipation Alternative names: Bloating Definition: A condition in which the abdomen feels full and tight; usually caused by excessive intestinal gas.> So these could be the causes for your bloated stomach but it doesn't really help much, I eat a healthy diet and can't really keep changing it to find out which foods are giving me this problem as I could be looking for a long time!! Instead I found a quick easy relief!! Rennie Deflatine, they have their own website www.deflatine.co.uk which explains what trapped wind is and bloating. I don't think I have trapped wind, my symptoms are more th
at of my stomach swelling up. But either way when I take deflatine my stomach slowly returns to its usual size and I can fit into my jeans again! which is really useful when you are about to go out. I have also found that it is really good when you have eaten too much and your stomach is painfully full, it is a real quick relief and works for men too!! It has definitely worked for my friends and me, I would recommend this to all.
For effective relief of wind / Tablets for fast, effective relief from the discomfort & embarrassment of bloatedness, fullness after food & trapped wind / / Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist / Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies / Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.