Product Type: Boots in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Boots Own Indigestion Tablets - Good - But Not Good Enough
Boots Indigestion Relief Tablets
Member Name: Karonher
Boots Indigestion Relief Tablets
Date: 03/03/13, updated on 03/03/13 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Cheaper than others and not too minty.
Disadvantages: Only suitable for mild attacks
There are few products that I insist on using a branded product and so I am always looking for different indigestion products. Recently Boots had an offer on their own tablets so I gave them a try. The pack I bought was for 48 peppermint flavour tablets and they come in a pretty red box with white writing stating what the product is and what it is to be used for. There was not a great deal of overwhelming information and there was something written in Braille.
Inside the box there are 4 strips of 12 tablets and the box carries a warning to make sure that the seals are not broken when you take a tablet. They are suitable for 12 year olds and over and the box clearly states to take one or two at a time and not more than 16 in a 24 hour period. This is clear and succinct so no one could accidently use too many and this is going to be of a benefit to users and the company.
The tablets can be sucked or chewed and I much prefer to suck them as when I have chewed there has been a lingering aftertaste. There is clearly a minty flavour but not an overpowering one and the chalky feeling afterwards was not as strong as with some brands.
I did find it strange that there do not seem to be many ingredients used as the box just states calcium carbonate, sucrose and PL 12063/0011 although on the information leaflet inside it adds maize starch, calcium stearate, saccharin, sodium and peppermint oil so a lot the same as other similar products.
I find that these are more in line with Tums than Gaviscon for me - by this I mean they are good for mild symptoms but if it is a more severe attack I will go for something stronger such as Gaviscon. I don't like taking medication at the best of times so prefer the product that lets me use the least amount, and with a bad attack this is not going to be Boots own.
Although they are not the strongest of medications there are some warnings printed on them letting you know that there is the possibility of wind or constipation after use and the chance of tiredness or cramp. Not really very serious but it is best to be warned. As with many medications pregnant women should seek medical advice before use. I have not suffered any side effects from them.
I can't say that they are so good that I would replace Tums or Gaviscon but I will certainly pick them up if I see them on offer.
Summary: A good tablet to have in just in case.
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