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Brand: Rennie / Type: Heartburn relief

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      01.02.2014 12:35
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      Recommended.

      I suffer from terrible heartburn and I think it is down to eating a lot of bread as it seems to get a lot better when I cut down on eating it. Nevertheless I do like bread so I have had to find an alternative solution. I have tried pretty much every indigestion tablet known to man and I always go back to the Rennie ones because I like the chewy ones that they do.

      They come in a multi pack of twenty four tablets that are split into three packets so they are handy for sticking in your hand bag or whatever. This is one of the reasons that I like them so much because the packs are just like packets of sweets rather than being in those blister packs that look like medicine.

      The twenty four packs cost around £3.25, so they are not cheap at all. The other problem with them is that they are now discontinued in the UK for reasons that are not immediately clear. On the plus side though, they are available from places online and, at the time of writing, i found them on pharmacy2u for the price mentioned.

      The sweets are chewy and they remind be a bit of those spearmint chews that you used to get in pick and mix sweet shops that come in the white wrapper with green writing on. They are individually wrapped within the packet. They have a nice minty smell like the original Rennies tablets do, but they actually taste really minty as well which is an added bonus.

      The are as fast acting as the original ones too and I find that my heart burn has pretty much gone by the time I have even finished chewing the sweet which is fantastic and obviously the most important benefit. The other reason that I like them so much though, and the reason I prefer these to the original ones is that they don't have that chalky texture that the hard tablets have. This means that they are actually quite pleasant to eat and that you don't have to vigorously chew on them to get rid of the taste and texture like you do the other ones!

      The only problem I have had with these sweets is that they are quite soft at the edges and if you leave them in your bag for any length of time they do tend to melt and become very sticky. When this happens, they are still edible and they work just as effectively, but they do become messy quite quickly so just be careful not to put them in your bag and forget about them!

      Overall I would definitely recommend the Rennies Chewy sweets because they are effective and nice tasting which is not two phrases you often put together when you are describing medicine! They only lose a star for the fact they are so hard to get hold of and that they melt easily!

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        13.03.2012 14:30
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        Rennie soft chews

        When I was pregnant I had the worst heartburn ever. It was so uncomfortable and would pretty much come on every time I ate or every time I tried to go to bed. I had that horrible burning feeling that often resulted in me having to sit up most of the night to stop it rising up my chest. Thankfully now I have had my baby the heartburn has completely gone away but I have no idea how people deal with this every day.

        According to an article I read, Heartburn is common during pregnancy, affecting 22% of women in the first trimester, 39% in the second and 72% in the third. This is because during pregnancy your body produces the hormone, progesterone, which slows down digestion and causes the muscular valve between the oesophagus and the stomach to relax, increasing the risk of acid reflux.
        As a result stomach acid is more likely to leak into the oesophagus and cause a burning pain in your chest and throat. Also, as your baby grows, the pressure on your stomach increases and this can force stomach acid into the oesophagus, again causing gastro-oesophageal reflux.

        One of the things that really worked for me was Rennie products. I was given some of the chalk type tablets from my sister in law because she said these really worked for her. They worked well for me too but I never liked really taking them because they weren't that pleasant. I mentioned this to my midwife who prescribed me some of these Rennie soft chews. I was lucky enough to get them free on prescription which was nice as I was pregnant.


        These were actually lovely and just like eating sweets. They had a lovely fresh mint taste and were lovely and soft and chewy. I didn't mind eating these at all and it was nice because they didn't seem like medicine. I felt quite safe taking them because they had been prescribed by a health professional and also according to their website, all Rennie products can be used during pregnancy if taken as instructed and if prolonged intake of high dosages is avoided.

        I found these really worked for me and you could feel the mint cooling down my throat as I swallowed the chews. If I ate one now and again I could keep the heartburn at bay for quite a while during the day although it did come back at night. According to the Rennie website, "This medicine contains the active ingredient calcium carbonate, which is a type of medicine called an antacid. Calcium carbonate works by binding to excess acid produced by the stomach. This neutralises the acid and decreases the acidity of the stomach contents. Antacids relieve the pain and discomfort of indigestion, heartburn and other symptoms related to excess stomach acid, by reducing the acidity of the stomach contents. They work as soon as they reach the stomach.

        Thankgoodness I don't suffer any more but I would definitely take these again if I had cause to.

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        08.10.2011 14:39
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        convenient to carry

        I often suffer with heartburn depending on what I eat as I do love to drink lemonade and this can give me heartburn and so does curry if it's very spicey, heartburn is a feeling that your on fire from inside has to be got rid of as quick as possible as it's a horrible feeling and when I get it I reach for the Rennie Indigestion Soft Chews as I don't like the tablets which seem to taste a little chalky after the mint flavouring has gone, especially if you chew them to try and get rid of the heartburn quickly.

        I bought a pack of 3 from Asda as I use them frequently depending on what I eat or drink, I like the soft chewy light green rennie chews as they work quick and are affordable, they can be found in most supermarkets in the medicine aisle but remember to keep out of reach of children as they are not sweets but look like them and the packs can be easily opened by a child.

        I like these as they are individually wrapped and can be popped into your handbag and taken on holiday or out with you if your going for a meal. They are more convenient than the liquid heartburn medicines you can buy as they are better to grab in a hearburn attack and just pop one into your mouth. I find they begin to work within five minutes which is really good as the heartburn can be quite fierce sometimes and take your breath away with the burning sensation, all you have to do is eat one of these and the burn eases quickly.

        I'm happy to recommend these to you as they are cheap enough to buy and work well. They are packed well and stay fresh until you need them and for me these are better than other tablet or liquid as they are chewy and taste of mint and not chalk.

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          05.10.2011 16:16
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          I would definitely recommend these.

          I suffer from heart burn and indigestion from time to time and usually I always swear by Gaviscon but recently I had indigestion at work and had totally run out of my usual remedy. I popped to a local shop and bought some Rennie Soft Chews which were the only indigestion tablets they had. I paid over a pound for a small tube of 8 soft chews but I have since noticed that Tesco are currently selling a pack of 3 tubes for £2.00 which is far better value.

          The soft chews are sold in a square packet that is mostly red in colour. The front of the pack informs the customer that they are Rennie Soft Chews which are 800mg chewable tablets and contain calcium carbonate. There is a picture of the chews on the pack and a little green banner with fresh mint written in it. The ingredients are listed on the back of the pack for those who wish to read them before buying along with the dosage. These chews are suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies but no more than 10 a day should be taken and they should not be given to children under the age of 12years.

          There is a little tab on the side of the packet which should be pulled to open them but personally I couldn't get this to work so I just ripped the packet. I was pleased to see that the chews are individually wrapped, this makes them ideal fro a handbag, no mank old sweets gathering dust in the bottom of my bag!

          Each chew is wrapped in a type of silver foil with Rennie written on it in pale green letters. The chews are also pale green in colour and have a fresh minty smell, nothing like indigestion tablets. They look just like a normal minty chew.

          I popped one in my mouth and chewed. They really do taste just like mint sweets, the only give away I found is the texture of the chew, it has a very slightly gritty feel to it. Nothing like the old fashioned indigestion tablets that were like chalk but its just not as smooth as an ordinary sweet would be. This aside though they are very pleasant to eat and best of all they don't leave any nasty after taste like some indigestion remedies do.

          Once swallowed I could feel the coolness of the Renie soft chew going down. It was extremely soothing and I could feel it calming my indigestion right down. As the instructions had said to chew 1 to 2 soft chews and my indigestion had been quite bad I chewed anther one. Within 15minuets my indigestion had gone and I was feeling a lot happier, I could still feel the coolness of the Rennies and did wonder if once this had worn of my indigestion would return, however this was not the case and I perfectly fine.

          As someone who mostly used Gaviscon I definitely recommend these Rennie Soft Chews. They come individually wrapped making them practical for your handbag, desk drawer or even car glove box. They taste nice making them pleasant to chew, they have a lovely cooling effect and they work well leaving no nasty aftertaste.
          Of course as with all medicines the dose should not be exceeded and if the problem's persist you should see your GP.


          I will certainly be buying these again!

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          18.06.2011 10:00
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          A handy chewy antacid tablet with no nasty aftertaste.

          Unfortunately I have suffered from Heartburn and Indigestion for quite a few years now. It is most likely that I have what is called Acid Reflux. I have noticed that I get terrible indigestion if I eat too much chocolate and too many acidy drinks or spicy foods. This is a problem for me as I love all of these things so in a way I am my own worst enemy. The first time I got Heartburn I actually thought I was having a heart attack or something. The pain was excruciating. After speaking to a few relatives who suffer with the same sort of thing (even worse than me); I realised that it was very bad indigestion.

          At that time and now also I started to use Gaviscon. This I have found usually works, although if I have a particularly bad attack of indigestion, I take Ranitidine. My sister suggested that if I feel the heartburn/indigestion coming on I should try Rennie soft chews. These chews are extremely handy particularly if you are out and about... a lot easier than carrying around a bottle of antacid type medicine for example. They also work quite well for milder attacks of acid/stomach problems.

          The price of these is actually quite cheap. For a pack of 3 with a total of 24 chews at Asda they are only £2.00. I'm on holiday at the moment and I only had my ranitidine tablets with me so I knew also needed Rennies or Gaviscon. I do not like the Various tablet forms of Gaviscon that are around and only use their liquid medicines; hence I need my Rennies when out and about.

          These Rennies work quite quickly usually within about 5 minutes. Occasionally I have to take 2 of them, but more often one will do the trick. One good thing also is that they taste ok. What I mean is they are not chalky in taste; they are chewy and slightly minty and milky, but certainly not nasty to eat in any way at all.


          Rennies are made by Bayer PLC and they are described as ' being 'soft and chewy antacid tablets with a smooth freshmint taste. They quickly and effectively relive the discomfort of indigestion, heartburn, acid indigestion, nervous indigestion, flatulence, upset stomach, dyspepsia, biliousness and indigestion during pregnancy'

          Ingredients
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          Each tablet contains Calcium carbonate 800mg (equivalent to 320mg of calcium)
          Sucrose (1.72g)
          Glucose (1.83g)

          Dosage
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          Rennie chews are only for use by people over 12 years of age
          1-2 tablets to be chewed; preferably one hour after meals and before bed time (for Heartburn an extra 2 chews may be taken inetween these times)
          The above doses can be used by women in pregnancy and those breastfeeding
          No more than 10 chews to be taken per day.
          If symptons persist after 14 days consult your GP.

          Rennie chews are a great and handy antacid medicine; they really work and I think are fuly deserving of 5 Dooyoo stars.

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            11.04.2011 05:53
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            For the lightweights (lucky ones!).

            I find that (unfortunately!) I seem to have been dieting on and off for a few years now, well since I was 18 or so, so probably more than just a few years!

            After really actively trying to lose weight in my late teens, and living almost entirely on salad and fruit I found the weight did fall off, though in the process causing damage to my stomach, which to this day still gives me plenty of problems, acid indigestion being one of the milder symptoms!

            This being the case I always have to have a packet or two of indigestion tablets/chews to hand, although I can (thankfully!) go a few weeks without suffering from any pain now, in the start I had the symptoms daily!

            I usually have a packet of "Remegel" chewy tablets on me, but due to a sudden price hike when I last went to purchase them (damn recession!) I found myself looking for an alternative, hence this review!

            The product in question is - "Rennie - soft chews"

            I have had some dealings with this brand, though not in this form, a few years ago. Whilst pregnant with my eldest child (and suffering on a daily basis for almost 6 months too!) with sickness and biliousness I found they offered a respite for my symptoms, though of course short lived!

            These particular chews are very similar in design and flavour to my normal choice, being a soft chew that can either be chewed or sucked, and being a fresh minty taste.

            To administer you such/chew one to two tablets (though not exceeding 10 in a day!), with the good thing about these chews being that you can take them when pregnant too! (Though that ain't going to happen again soon!).

            The taste I am afraid is not as nice as my normal brand, with these being much chalkier in taste, though don't seem to leave any residual taste on my tongue like some brands can, so are quite edible in that respect.

            These don't seem to work as quickly as my norm either, and if I have really bad indigestion (the sort where my tongue feels burnt and I have pains in my back) these don't start working until a good ½ an hour after taking, and I do have to take the two prescribed.


            These do however seem quite effective if you have trapped wind, a slight sicky feeling either due to an impending illness or over eating, and mild indigestion, but don't seem to have the power behind them to alleviate all the symptoms of bad acid or reflux

            Price wise these were purchased for £1.50 (on offer at the time) for three packets containing 8 tablets, which at the time I thought equated to good value, but when you read that you can take up to 10 tablets a day it really only offers two and half days worth or treatment, so now not so much!

            These are a good antacid to take if you suffer from mild symptoms or are pregnant, but for me I need a heavier duty brand.

            Thanks for reading x

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