Product Type: Rennie in Health Therapies / Treatments
Newest Review: ... digestive system (stomach!)! Effectiveness and Side Effects I usually take a Rennie Peppermint Tablet after I have eaten a meal. The ta... more
Rennie Peppermint Tablets
Member Name: Tracy_1127
Rennie Peppermint Tablets
Advantages: cheap, work for mild problems
Disadvantages: chalky taste and texture
My partner used to have a Hiatus Hernia which caused alot of indigestion and heartburn so we have indigestion treatments all over the place! I don't often get indigestion personally but have bouts if I eat greasy food and sometimes brought on by the various medications I have to take to help with my pain. For me a simple remedy like Rennie tablets are the answer whereas for my partner's former condition (he had surgery and got it fixed) he needed something stronger.
Rennie Peppermint are one of the indigestion tablets we always have around, I'm not a fan of spearmint flavour so always opt for the stronger and sharper flavour of peppermint. Boxes contain various sizes and I usually buy whichever is on offer or if none are the large 72 size. You can expect to pay about £4 for 72 which is surprising because the 24 size is just over £3 in many places so it does seem to pay to buy in bulk!
Rennies are suitable for indigestion, heartburn, acid indigestion, dyspepsia, hyperacidity, nervous indigestion, flatulence, upset stomach, indigestion during pregnancy and biliousness. The dose is 2 tablets to be sucked or chewed as required for adults and up to 16 tablets a day and children 6-12 years old should only eat one tablet and not exceed 8 tablets a day. These are not recommended for under 6's. Consult a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking antibiotics, vitamin or iron supplements or have kidney problems. I'd also like to add they should not be taken at the same time as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen etc. It doesn't mention this on the box but it does mention it on NSAIDs labels.
The tablets are square and chalky as you'd expect an indigestion remedy to be and they come in foil blister packs so are easy to dispense. I personally chew mine as even though they taste of peppermint the underlying powdery taste is still there so I like to get it over with! Usually I find within a few minutes of eating one of these I start to burp, once I've had a few burps my indigestion troubles are over. My partner tried these for heartburn associated with his acid reflux and didn't find them strong enough so I'd say they only cater for mild problems.
Rennies also contain alot of calcium, in fact a huge 680mg per tablet! That's more calcium than I take with 2 of my calcium tablets so that figure amazed me. They also contain 80mg of Magnesium Carbonate too which helps the body absorb the calcium.
I've never had to repeat a dose of antacids and find that just 1 or 2 does the trick but if you do find you're having alot of indigestion I strongly recommend a doctor's visit as it may well be a Hiatus Hernia, ulcer or even a problem with the oesophagus. I'm acutely aware of constant indigestion as a red flag partly because that was the symptom my partner's hernia had and my Mum had severe indigestion as her only symptom of a type of cancer so if you have to take these alot it isn't wise to be flippant about it.
Overall for mild stomach problems these are fast and effective and very inexpensive, they don't taste too awful and help you get a good dose of calcium too! Highly recommended and a full 5 stars from me.
Summary: Highly recommended