Product Type: Rennie in Health Therapies / Treatments
Newest Review: ... The tablets have a chalky appearance and feel. The recommended dosage of Rennie tablets for adults is 2 tablets to be sucked or chew... more
Rennie - My Lifesaver!
Rennie Spearmint Tablets
Member Name: HairyGodmother
Rennie Spearmint Tablets
Advantages: Relieves symptoms fast, fairly inexpensive
Rennie Spearmint Tablets
Most of us will have experienced heartburn and/or indigestion at some point in our lives, and to be honest, who among us who has experienced it would descrive it as pleasant? Not me thats for sure, I suffer a lot with acid indigestion and heartburn and this varies from general discomfort and bloating to full blown acid in my throat burning and bubbling away.
For most people, symptoms of heartburn are likely to start at night, when lying down, after a heavy meal, or when pregnant. It really is very common, and, not normally something to worry about.
Wouldn't it be nice if (especially if the symptoms are at night) that we can find some kind of relief in order that we can drop right off back to sleep again? Well you can! There are a multitude of remedies for indigestion and heartburn on the market, but these Rennie tablets are my favourite and I use these nearly all the time.
So What is Rennie designed to help with?
Rennie tablets are designed to help relieve the symptoms of a number of common digestive complaints, such as:
* Acid Indigestion
* Nervous Indigestion (I get this a lot unfortunately)
* Flatulence (Luckily I don't get this a lot!)
* Upset Stomach
* Indigestion during pregnancy
I myself have used Rennie to treat a number of the above, including, indigestion, acid indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, nervous indigestion and biliousness.
Is Rennie suitable for everyone?
Generally, yes. However, there are a few instances where you need to take extra care before you take Rennie tablets. For example, you should not take Rennie tablets if you have severe kidney disease, high calcium levels in the blood or if you are allergic to any of the ingedients. Also, if you are finding you are coming to rely on Rennie tablets to ease persistent digestive disorders you should see a doctor as soon as possible as you may just be masking an underlying (and potentially serious) condition.
You should take extra care if you are taking any antibiotics (in particular tetracyclines or quinolones) as Rennie tablets may affect the way that the antibiotics work.
So how should you take them?
Put them in your mouth and suck.
The Rennie's I mean!!!
Adults - 2 tablets to be sucked or chewed as required. Up to a maximum of 16 tablets a day
Children 8-12 years - 1-2 tablets as required, up to a maximum of 12 tablets a day
Children 5-8 years - 1 tablet as required, up to a maximum of 6 tablets a day
Children under 5 - not recommended!
Rennie can be safely taken during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding so no worries there.
And whats in them?
Each tablet contains the active ingredients: calcium carbonate and heavy magnesium carbonate. The other ingredients are sorbitol (E420), magnesium stearate, potato starch, pregelatinised maize starch, talc, spearmint flavour, liquid paraffin (yikes!), saccharin sodium.
Very worried about that paraffin - nobody light a match!
And finally, do they work?
Absolutely! I have taken Rennie tablets for many years now and have always found that they either clear up my symptoms completely, or generally alleviate them to the point that I am comfortable with them. THe time it takes to alleviate symptoms, or the number of tablets I have to take usualy varies, but in general I can expect my symptoms to have abated within around 10 mins or so. The tablets are simple to take just by sucking or chewing on them, but they do have a very chalky texture to them. Having said that, the spearmint ones have a nice refreshing mint taste once you are over the chalkiness and this can also help to alleviate any nausea you may be suffering at the same time.
Not to bad either cost wise, they come in at various prices, but around £2.48 for 24 tablets.
Summary: Fast relief for heartburn and indigestion!
More reviews in the field of Health Treatment
- Unsnivel yourself!
- Packs a punch in the short term
- Not as effective as Strepsils!
- Takes the pain away after I tried taking my hand off!
- Gives some much-needed relief from sinus pain
- I'll stick to the strong coffee, thanks
- No red noses here
- It's s-not fun having a cold!
- Some Like Them Hot - I Do!
- Tried and trusted and a firm favourite
- Icy Hot (Maximum Strength) Medicated Pain Relief Spray
- Icy Hot (Maximum Strength) Pain Relieving Liquid
- Icy Hot (Extra Strength) Pain Relieving Cream
- Icy Hot (Maximum Strength) Medicated Sleeve (Ankles, Elbows & Knees) Large 3 Sle ...
- Beechams Flu Plus Caplets
- Witch Doctor Gel
- Burt's Bees Res-Q Ointment
- Yamuna Body Rolling