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Brand: Rennie / Type: Stomach Ailments / Dosage Form: Tablets / Type: Digestive

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      26.07.2013 09:08
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      Effective and I'd buy again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

      Being susceptible to heartburn, I always keep indigestion tablets in my bag or close to hand, and Rennie's is my brand of choice. It's one of those conditions that's guaranteed to strike when I have run out, so I guess it was inevitable that yesterday when I had used my handbag stock up last week, sure enough I had a bout of heartburn after my sandwiches at lunchtime.

      This was only a mini-disaster, because there is a chemist right opposite where I work, and I know that taking one or two Rennie will always sort my heartburn out in a really short space of time. However when I got to the chemist, they were out of my usual peppermint flavour. The options were spearmint (no way for me!) fruit (didn't fancy at all) or these ICE which I had seen before but never tried.

      I was surprised that they were the same price as the others, as I'd always assumed they were some kind of Rennie-style upgrade, but no, they were £2.09 for 24 just the same. The packaging stated "cool mint" which I figured would be nearer to peppermint than to spearmint, so I made the purchase.

      The tablets inside the box looked identical to regular rennie - four lots of six square white tablets in a silver foil-backed strip, which easily pop through when pushed from the front. I took two of them and to me the taste, texture and sensation was indistinguishable from the regular ones: a pleasant taste, a chalky, crumbly texture, and a blast from the mint left in my mouth. I crunch and eat them quickly as I don't find taking them a particularly pleasant sensation, and they are gone within seconds.

      The "ICE" element is a good sales technique, as it's definitely the cooling sensation that you're seeking at this moment, and the box has a blue and white "whoosh" effect flashed across it to suggest ice and coolness. However whilst I did detect a coolness when I bit into the tablets and they crumbled in my mouth, it wasn't really huge and overall I think without taking one ICE and one regular Rennie, I really wouldn't be able to tell them apart. Any cool effect was certainly gone as soon as I'd eaten them.

      That said, they were just as effective as ever, and my heartburn calmed immediately - I would say completely gone within 5 minutes, and it is a real godsend to be able to rely on a medicine to that extent.

      I'd have no problem buying these again, but I'm still struggling to fully appreciate what the point of them (over regular counterparts) is. Looking online, as far as I can see the active ingredients are the same, the website states that they contain "cooling agents" but my personal experience as I've detailed, showed that I didn't find them to be anything special.

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      27.11.2011 15:38
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      A good indigestion remedy

      I've suffered with indigestion on and off for several years and always have indigestion tablets in my handbag. Now I'm 4 months regnant and find myself relying on indigestion remedies a bit more. Being diabetic I cant just drink milk or eat something as it will affect my sugar levels and I need to keep these as steady as I can now so I need a good indigestion remedy.

      I had up until a few weeks ago been using Rennie Soft Chews but my local Tesco didn't have these in stock so I bought Rennie Ice instead. They cost £3.45 for a packet of 48 tablets and £1.99 for 24 tablets. The pack of 48 are currently on offer for £2.58 and I opted for these.

      They are sold in a mainly red box with a white swirl on the front. Rennie Ice is written on the front of the box and it also informs the customer that the tablets contain calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. The box also advises that these tablets are for the " fast effective relief from indigestion and heartburn". The back of the box gives the dosage which is for adults and children over 12,years, they are clearly written and easy to read. The back of the box also informs the customer that Rennie Ice are suitable for pregnant and breast feeding ladies. There is also an information leaflet in the box which gives you all the details you would need to know.

      The tablets are in blister packs with each strip containing 12 tablets, they push out very easily and I would imagine most people would be able to do this with ease, even those with hand problems. The tablets are little white squares that have Rennie imprinted in them on both sides. They have a strong menthol smell like throat sweets. Rennie Ice can be sucked or chewed and have a slightly chalky consistency, they taste strongly of menthol and certainly have a cooling effect.

      As indigestion tablets these are very good, whether you chew them or suck them they soon disappear and I'm pleased to say they don't leave any nasty chalkiness in your mouth. I find one or two tablets as directed ease my indigestion or heart burn very quickly and I rarely have to take any more. I like the fact that the only aftertaste is menthol, there's nothing unpleasant about them.

      I would recommend Rennie Ice, as indigestion tablets go they work very well and fast too, they taste pleasant and more importantly for me at the moment they are suitable if you are pregnant.

      Suffering with heartburn or indigestion is miserable and I think £3.45n for 48 tablets is reasonable and well worth it.
      If you are at all concerned about your indigestion you should always see your GP just to be on the safe side.

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        09.03.2011 17:25
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        An effective indigestion relief tablet.

        If like me you suffer from indigestion on a daily/weekly basis I would expect you already have experience of Rennie products and the ICE product is the one I am using at the moment. If indigestion affects you it could be mild, happening a few times a year, for me it is a daily. Indigestion can range from some discomfort infrequently to severe pain which can include nausea and vomiting. Although my symptoms are often not at the worse end of the scale they are almost daily, so Rennie ICE is something I always have on me. I think the reasoning behind my bouts of indigestion could have something to do with the removal of my bowel, often called 'surgeons' revenge'.

        Rennie ICE comes in the traditional predominantly red box with a cool blue and white wave from the top right corner of the box through to the bottom left corner. I buy packs of 48 but I believe they also come in smaller packs of 24.

        Although I am not a scientist I will try to explain how the Rennie tablets work. Containing Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Carbonate the tablets are an antacid tablet which basically means it neutralises the acids in your stomach to relieve the discomfort. The pack suggests adults take 2 tablets as required, upto a maximum of 16 per day. Children 6-12 years are to take 1 tablet upto a maximum of 8 a day. Personally, I take one tablet when I feel discomfort and this tends to ease the pain. obviously if the pain remians I will take an additional tablet. I also find that the pain is something experienced during evening meals and at night.

        I find that for mild pain I can take one tablet and the pain will be quickly gone. For more severe pain 2 tablets also eliminate the symptoms and so I would definately say Rennie are worth taking if you are in a similar situation as myself.

        The negatives to the tablets don't bother me, but I will mention them as they may put some people off. Due to the ingredients, Rennie are chalky to the touch and when you put them in your mouth. Some people might not like the dryness in their mouth or the chalkyness. The flavour is like cool mint, but often this doesn't eradicate the taste entirely of the chalky consistency. If you don't mind these small negatives then you have probably tried Rennie before, the new ICE product is easier to take than the 'Original' flavour ones, and is another step forward for Rennie to making their indigestion tablets easy to manage. At around £4 for a pack of 48 the price is reasonable too and most chemists and supermarkets stock it.

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        08.03.2011 21:58
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        A Blissful Temporary Relief from Heartburn & Indigestion

        I had never experience Heartburn in my life until I was pregnant with my son and it really kicked in badly when I was about 6 months pregnant. No matter what I ate, the Heartburn I had was terrible and I constanly felt like I had acidy sick in my throat and mouth, it felt hot and horrible. I couldn't even lie down because that made it even worse, I wasn't getting any sleep and it became unbearable!

        I gave a few antacid medicines a try such as Gaviscon, regular Rennies and then finally Rennie Ice. The effects of Rennie Ice was instant - my mouth, chest and throat was instantly cooled after chewing the Rennie tablet and the relief was absolute bliss! The tablets are little white square which do require a little bit of chewing, but they melt very easily in your mouth too. They have a minty flavour that is not too strong and they are actually really refreshing.

        I actually got into the habit of taking a Rennie Ice before I ate anything and I found it helped a lot! It's just a shame that the effects don't last a bit longer, as I found the coolness wore off after 20 minutes or so and I had to take another one. Taking 2 at a time does make it last a bit longer though, but it will make you run out of Rennies faster and you will need to buy more! You shouldn't take more than 16 tablets in a 24 hour period. Children over 6 years can suck 1 tablet, but they musn't have more than 8 a day.

        They are available in packs of 24 or 48, the 48 pack is around £3.20 and it is well worth paying this for the noticeable relief they give! The majority of Supermarkets and Chemists sell Rennie Ice and they have worked better for me than any other antacid medication I've tried. They became my little life savers and I ended up carrying them around in my purse with me constantly.

        They contain;

        Sucrose
        680mg of Calcium Carbonate
        80mg of Magnesium Carbonate

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        13.11.2010 00:29
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        Decent indegestion relief.

        It's fair to say that Rennie are one of those staple brands in life that you know you can trust with quality and reasonable prices. As I have had four children I've had more than my share of heartburn and digestion problems so have tried most types of Rennie over the years.

        Rennie Ice is a product that I first tried when pregnant with my last daughter as I wanted something that was effective and fast, plus it was the first product I saw in the cupboard at my Mum's house. It really was the packaging that drew me in as I wanted an ice cold blast of anything that was going to help with the heartburn I was experiencing.

        You can buy these in packets of 12, 24 or 48 and I always have some form of Rennie product in the house, even though I've had all the children I think I'm going to have as you never know when a bout is going to come on and leave you feeling horrible and uncomfortable for the rest of the night. Also, as these come in strips you can just cut a few off and keep them in your bag for urgent requirements while out to dinner or out at friends' houses.

        To use these and get effective relief you just need to chew or suck on two of these tables. I always find myself chewing them as it gets them devoured and working much faster than normal. These can be eaten on their own, without water, and this makes them very convenient if you are on the go. The flavour of these is a cool mint flavour which is quite nice and not offensive or disgusting at all. I find within about 30 minutes of chewing these that the pain is beginning to subside and I can feel the heartburn easing. I usually find that two of these straight away followed by two just before I go to bed ensures that the problem stays aware and I don't wake up feeling awful in the morning again. With me using just four tablets per occurrence it's fair to say that these are very reasonable value for money with a packet of 48 available for around the £4.00 mark meaning it's around 30p per use with four tablets each bout.

        These tablets are designed to work for a number of reasons including flatulence, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and a whole host of others problems. In our household these have been used for most general stomach problems or upsets and it's fair to say that the results have always been very pleasing and this is a product that I will continue to buy.

        I would firmly recommend you keep some of these in the house as they are ideal for use during pregnancy and children as young as six can use them also meaning they are suitable for most of the family and may just save you an evening of listening to your other half burping after a large meal or your child moaning about their chest hurting and very quite exaggerative!

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        07.11.2010 21:07
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        Icy Cool blast eases stomach burn

        Rennie are renowned as go-to brand if you've got stomach acid, heartburn or indigestion, this new brand from Rennie offers an antacid tablet that cools your stomach helping to relieve heartburn and indigestion, it is also used for flatulence, nervous stomachs and hyper acidity.

        It apparently uses cooling agents for fast relief of burning stomach pain, well your intrepid writer had cause for these tablets after a recent bout of stomach acid.

        I visited Boots and bought a 12 pack for £1.99, I purchased this pack particularly simply because at the time the idea of a blanket of ice dousing my burning belly seemed strangely soothing, so congrats to the marketing folks, if that was your plan it worked a treat, I also bought these because Rennie have always come through with the goods, so are a brand I find both reliable and decent value. They are available in all good pharmacies and most good supermarkets too. You can buy 48 tablets on Amazon for £3.61 which is probably the best value, but being honest i'm not organised enough to do this, this is the kind of product I buy immediately when I have a problem and am always willing to pay extra for the guarantee it will resolve any pain and discomfort.

        The idea is to chew or suck two when you feel awful, the tablets have a coolmint flavour so it isn't a chore and doesn't need liquid to help them down. It is possible to buy bigger packs but for me the 12 pack was convenient, fitted in my pocket and I felt would resolve my problems pretty quickly.

        The tablets contain the following ingredients, which you should check thoroughly before using, to ensure your not allergic to anything.

        Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate 680mg and Heavy Magnesium Carbonate 80mg. Other Ingredients: Sucrose, Purified Talc, Pregelatinised Maize Starch, Potato Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Light Liquid Paraffin, Xylitol, Polydextrose, Cooling Mint Flavours.

        The pack is a red box with the large Rennie insignia and a cool icy blue logo in the lower middle, it looks fine, I'm sure there are cheaper options on the market but this worked so I will continue to use it and other Rennie brands as I've always had a result with them.

        I took two tablets on the train and one hour later the pain had subsided, I took two more during the evening to ensure the pain didn't return and a further two the next morning, the burning pain dissipated and I really did appreciate that these had worked within one hour. I have half a pack left for any future issues of this kind, however I would recommend carrying some for situations where you don't have a drink or simply want a fast effective solution to a frustrating and painful problem.

        Obviously if it also works for flatulence and other issues this is a fantastic product as it can cure a number of issues in one go.

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        07.11.2010 15:41
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        useful product

        Rennie produce a lot of remedies for indigestion problems that I have used. The rennie ice tablets are good for helping me when I get that kind of problem. They are easy to take and work quite well.

        I can buy them in many chemist shops when I need them. My last box was a small sized one which was the rennie ice pocket pack. I had to nip to the chemist to get them as I had a bout of bad indigestion after lunch that came on.

        The pocket pack I had only had 12 of the rennie ice tablets inside. At the time that was fine for my needs. I paid about £1.99 for them and I thought that was fine if they worked ok. In the end they were goof.


        I was allowed to take only 16 tablets a day if I needed them according to the directions. I only had 12 in my pack so there was no way I was going to over do them.

        I had the choice of sucking or chewing the rennie indigestion ice tablets an ended up trying the first one but doing the second. The taste of the tablets was of mint but a powdered flavoured one. I didn't mind it if it was going to help me.

        I took 2 tablets first as my indigestion was bad that day, they didn't work as quick as I wanted and I ended up taking another 2 in about half an hour later. That seemed to do the trick for me and I began to feel the indigestion clearing but did burp a bit.


        After a few hours my indigestion came back and I took 2 more of the rennie ice tablets. They worked quicker than the first lot and I felt better in about half an hour. I was happy that the tablets worked quicker the second time.

        You can take the rennie ice tablets for stomach ache and wind problems, indigestion and heartburn. I think that makes them very useful and I would use them again because they helped me a lot.

        I would recommend rennie ice indigestion tablets for people who suffer from this as they do help. They have calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate in them that helps a lot, but you can't take them if you get problems with either of those.

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        04.11.2010 22:32
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        Fast Working Antacid Tablet

        I have been known to occasionally over indulge and as a direct consequence, suffer from indigestion and heartburn.

        So, the ever resourceful Mrs Moon always carries a packet of Rennie Ice Indigestion Relief Tablets in her capacious handbag.

        I discovered these about a month ago when we stayed over at a hotel after a close friends wedding reception.
        As per usual I'd been Paisley the buffet slayer and as a result, in the wee small hours of the morning, I was suffering for my over indulgence.

        Mrs Moon had a couple of the old skool Rennie tablets but they really didn't seem to be working on this occasion, so as I couldn't settle and my wife desperately needed sleep, I decided to take a stroll down to reception, when as luck would have it a staff member took pity on me and offered me a couple of these.

        Now, you can chew or suck these, the decision is yours. Just for the record, I did a bit of both.

        They have a very strong minty flavour, that I found pleasant, with the added bonus of making my breath a bit fresher, especially after quite few spicy buffet bites! The texture of these is as with all of these sort of tablets, a tad chalky but I guess that is to be expected.

        But do they work? I hear you cry...

        Well, yes they do.

        On this occasion, within 10 minutes.

        The very next day I visited our local pharmacy and purchased a pack of 48 for future use.

        I'm really impressed with these antacid tablets because quite simply, they work.

        I personally use them for indigestion and heartburn but they are also suitable for dyspepsia, hyperacidity, nervous indigestion, upset stomach, indigestion during pregnancy, biliousness and flatulence (apparently!).

        It is advised that adults can have 2 tablets as required, up to a maximum of 16 tablets a day. Children 6-12 years can have 1 tablet as required, up to a maximum of 16 tablets a day. Not recommended for children under 6 years.

        Each tablet contains Calcium carbonate 680mg and Heavy Magnesium carbonate 80mg. Each tablet also contains Sucrose 475mg.

        Available in packs of 12, 24 or 48. My pack of 48 set me back £3.70.

        For your convenience, the tablets are packed in strips of 12 so you don't have to haul the whole box around with you. I often keep a strip of these in my shirt pocket when I attend a business lunch.

        Highly recommended by me. Five stars.

        Remember, as with all medicines, do not exceed the recommended allowance. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Always read the label.

        Thanks for reading.

        Moon Out.

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          04.11.2010 18:31
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          recommend to everyone especially if pregnant

          thank god for rennie!!

          The product

          Rennie has many different types on sale to cure different things like heartburn, indigestion and trapwind. helps sooth the excess acid in your body and settle your stomach.
          Rennie is great when your pregnant, i personally know from experience its a god send.
          depending on where you get it from you will pay at the most about £5, i however go to either wilkinsons or homebargins and and get 48 tablets for a average of £2.50.
          You can get Rennie ice in a pocket pack format which is handy to put in your handbag.

          my opinion

          being pregnant myself i couldnt live without rennie to get rid of that acid in your throat. i always carry in around with me now and once im no longer pregnant it is defently something i will be keeping in my bag.
          if like myself you like fizzy drinks i recommend having a pack of rennie ice in your bag.

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          i found works after one tablet and keeps working for a long time, also i found is fairly priced for the amount of tablets you get.

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          i personally havent found any, to me its a life saver!!

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          14.09.2010 11:09
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          Menthol Rennies

          I have, for the past few years, suffered random bouts of acid heartburn and like many will try anything to get rid of it as quickly as possible. In the past, the Rennie brand has always worked brilliantly, though I'd run out of the Rennies I had when it started flaring back up a few weeks back. Accidentally I stumbled into the latest addition to the label, in Rennie Ice, managing to pick up the monster 48 tablet box for around £1.49. The Rennie "Ice" has just recently been released and seemed worth giving a go, it was on offer at such a price where it was cheaper than the regular Spearmint and Peppermint variations.

          As with all Rennie brand products they work by being made of an active ingredient that reacts with the stomach acid that's leaving the burning sensation. The Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Carbonate tablets that are "Rennies" are generally quick acting and have come in a variety of flavours, part of the curiosity however with the "Ice" was wondering what exactly "ice" tasted of. The previous flavours are all pleasant enough and quick working but they aren't always suitable, the Fruit Rennies for instance just don't sit well in practice straight after eating as they feel more like sweets than medicine. Though after opening the foil concealing an "Ice" tablet it was obvious that these were more like a medicinal smell. The strong, unmissable fragrance of menthol filled your nostrils straight away and actually hinted at a medical quality.

          As overpowering as the smell is it's stronger when your sucking on them, as instructed (either chew or suck as required) when your mouth feels like it's not the thing on fire instead of your throat. Though it may seem silly, the tablets actually help your feel better initially by making your mouth feel hotter, leaving you feeling a bit like a human dragon ready to toast the surrounding area. Though it's the fact that when your mouth has cooled you're heartburn is long gone, due to the effectiveness of the pills.

          Though they aren't as easy to suck on as the fruit flavoured Rennies due to the menthol they do leave you with a very fresh smelling breath and a bit of a wake up call due to the flavour and the taste. With the fact they do get rid of the pain quickly they are worth trying, though some people will find them too hot. If you can handle (or enjoy) menthol they are worth a try, if not stick to older flavours.

          Thankfully, unlike Ratinidine tablets, you're not warned off using them more than once a day, in fact you can feel free to take up to 16 a day in case you get a second bout later on in the day or the tablet don't help you the first time. However you should avoid taking this (and all Rennies) if you have Kidney disease, high calcium levels or a variety of allergies.

          It's worth quickly adding that the 48 tablets are broken in to 4 strips of 12 tablets, each strip can easily be snapped in half for a handbag or pocket sized carry amount in case you need it on the go.

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          17.08.2010 17:24
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          Keep some in your first aid box!

          For people that suffer from heartburn, it can be very uncomfortable indeed and very painful. I only used to get heartburn when I was pregnant, but as I've got older it has started to creep in on the very odd occassions, especially if I have been drinking cranberry juice. My husband, daughter and son all suffer quite bad from heartburn, so there is always some sort of medication about to try and cure it as quick as possible.

          This was a new one that I spotted some months back in my local Boots, when they were having a bit of a clear out and was selling them off for just 50p a packet, I believe they usually sell for around the £2.00 mark, so I grabbed a few packets.

          These come in a rather unusual packaging as when you pull one side of the packet out the other side pops out as well exposing the other six tablets, I don't really see the advantage of this at all.

          Coming in a red, blue and white cardboard packet it holds 6 tablets in a foil bubble pack on one side and six on the other side. They easily pop out of the bubble, which makes a change from other tablets that sometimes need the strength of the Worlds Strongest Man to get one out!.

          In the shape of a white square you will see that it has "Rennie" printed on each tablet. Two tablets are to be taken at once if the person is over 16 years of age, otherwise it is one tablet for 6-12 year olds. For the older person 16 tablets can be taken in one day compared to 8 for minors.

          When popping these into your mouth you will notice the rather chalky texture of the tablet as well as the minty taste as soon as it touches your tongue.They crumble and melt very quickly on the tongue, leaving a rather strong taste of peppermint. Within a few minutes the heartburn, indigestion or wind should subside and you will feel much better.

          These tablets are antacid and will quickly help the symptoms fade away, these are also very good for flatulence, upset stomach, indigestion during pregnancy and while breast feeding with out any harm. Each tablet contains;

          Calcium carbonate 680mg
          Heavy Magnesium carbonate 80mg
          Sucrose 475mg

          You cannot take these if you have kidney problems or if you have an allergy to sucrose. If on any medication it is always wise to double check with a pharmacist incase it interferes with your medication.

          You can buy these in different size blister packs at most supermarkets and chemists.

          A very good packet to have in your first aid box as it brings relief fairly quickly and is a reasonably safe product to take if following the instructions properly, but as with all medication there can be side effects. So if giving to children it is best to keep an eye on them if it is the first time of them taking these. I've not heard of anyone getting side effects so I belive this is very small indeed.

          A good pain relieve from Rennie so I will give them 5 Dooyoo stars. Although I got mine reduced some months ago the sell by date is 02.2011

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        The burning pain of heartburn and indigestion can strike at any time, it can be triggered by what you eat, how you eat, or a busy, stressful lifestyle / Now there's a new cool way to relieve your heartburn and indigestion symptoms / Rennie Ice contains cooling agents to provide fast cooling relief from heartburn and indigestion / Its slim line pack is perfectly designed to fit neatly into your pocket or handbag, giving you rapid relief from heartburn and indigestion wherever you are.