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Brand: Tesco / Type: Indigestion Remedy / Dosage Form: Tablets

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      04.02.2014 21:14
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      I prefer the atste of these to traditional mint

      If, like me, you get fed up with the standard mint flavoured indigestion tablets, then I would recommend some really nice fruity ones from Tesco. I do a lot of my shopping in Tesco and I do buy a lot of their own brand medications as they work just as well as the more expensive ones and they are equally as effective. I don't suffer from heartburn or indigestion very often, thankfully, but when UI do, it's often bad enough that I am forced to reach for some light relief in the way of an antacid tablet. I get fed up with the usual mint flavoured stuff and that was my main reason for trying out these fruit flavoured ones from Tesco. Also, they were very reasonably priced at only £1.65 for a huge box of 48 tablets.

      The tablets come in a blister pack which also come inside a cardboard container. The tablets come in four fruit flavours, though don't ask me which flavours they are meant to be as they all taste just about the same to me. They have different colours, including orange, purple, yellow and a light pink shade. The main ingredient is calcium carbonate, as is the case with all antacid tablets, and they are to be chewed (two at a time for adults) or allowed to dissolve slowly in the mouth.

      These tablets really taste nice a lot like chalky sweeties, to be honest. I really like the taste though my husband says they are horrid and he much prefers the traditional mint flavoured antacids. These tablets work well for me not only when I have heartburn and indigestion, but I also find that they work if I am suffering from wind, which surprised me! After taking the recommended dose, I usually find that my symptoms have started to ease after about only ten minutes or so. The symptoms stay away for a few hours and it's rare that I will have to go back for another two.

      They work out really great value for money and they are really very effective. I would recommend these over the likes of Rennies, any day because I cannot justify the price of the named brands when these work equally as well for a fraction of the cost.

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        01.02.2014 22:14
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        Fast-acting relief from indigestion and heartburn.

        TESCO Fruit flavoured Indigestion Tablets
        'For the relief of indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence'

        > Introduction
        Luckily, I don't suffer from indigestion and heartburn as much as I used to. These days I eat healthier foods, drink less alcohol and I'm generally stress-free. However, I still keep a box of these indigestion tablets in the medicine drawer. They normally come in handy when I've been over-indulgent with a Saturday night takeaway!

        > Overview and Performance
        You get 48 tablets in the box - four blister strips of 12. The flavours are blackcurrant, cherry (my favourite), lemon and orange. The recommended dosage for adults, the elderly and children over 12 years is one or two tablets as required. To be sucked or chewed as preferred. Personally, I chew them and I think they taste really nice! They aren't too chalky, and the fruit flavour is pretty refreshing. They are effective too, getting to work within five minutes. My symptoms are usually either indigestion or heartburn. You're not supposed to take more than 16 tablets in any 24-hour period - but to be honest two tablets usually eases my ailments, and I've never felt the need to take any more than two in a day.

        > Price
        A box of 48 tablets costs £1.98 from Tesco stores. This works out at 4.1p per tablet.

        > Recommendation
        Yes. Cheap, fasting-acting relief from indigestion and heartburn. Added to that, they taste great!

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        Ingredients
        Each tablet contains: calcium carbonate 500mg. Also contains glucose (dextrose) and colourings.

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        29.01.2014 18:37
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        They work really well and I definitely recommend them

        My dad suggested that I try some cheap indigestion tablets first of all instead of keep going back to the doctor and so this is why I use the fruit flavour tablets from Tesco because they are only £2 for a massive load of 48 tablets which lasts me for ages. I take two of these and I like the fruity taste that they have. Like all indigestion tablets they are quite chalky though I don't mind this. I just start off by sucking them find they are very much like a fruit pastille and so I end up chewing on them. It's irresistible, really.

        They come in blister packs and look like large flat paracetamol tablets (but they are in different colours, depending on which one you choose to pop out of the blister pack). I cannot really tell any difference between the favours myself, they all just taste the same to me, but they all do have a great fruity taste.

        These tablets work very fast for me and no sooner have I had two of them before the indigestion stops and I start to feel a lot better. I think that if you have something like persistent indigestion that comes on suddenly then perhaps you should pay your doctor a visit but mine has just come on since the op so I know what it is.

        I really rate these very highly and I can also vouch for them easing wind problems and the pain associated with that. They are also good for anyone who has problems in swallowing tablets because these are designed to be sucked or chewed. They taste quite sweet and are not at all unpleasant to eat. Theer are four flavours in the pack and th eonly thing I don't like abou tthem is that they crumble up quickly if they are in the bottom of my bag.

        Highly recommended.

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        25.11.2013 18:47
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        These Tesco tablets are similar to the dear brands

        As I get older I'm finding I suffer more from heartburn and indigestion especially at night. If Tesco do an alternative to the main brands I usually buy those as they're generally cheaper. Their indigestion tablet's are around £2 for 48 which works out quite a bit cheaper- they work the same too.

        The tablets come in a red box and are encased in a blister pack. The label tells us they're 'For the relief of indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence'. Each tablet contains calcium carbonate 500mg, glucose (dextrose), colours sunset yellow (E110) and ponceau 4R (E124). I've just measured one and it's the same size as a 5p piece.

        To take adults, the elderly and children over 12 years can suck or chew 1 or 2 tablets as required, but not more than 16 tablets in any 24 hour period. If pregnant 1 or 2 tablets as required but up to a maximum of 7 tablets in 24 hours. I usually chew a couple at a time and find this effective, more so than just one.

        The tablets are fruit flavoured and chalky, not an unpleasant texture. They are different flavours and colours but all similar and pleasant enough. My main problem is with heartburn and once chewed up and swallowed they help straight away. I can feel my stomach settle and it stays that way for a while. I rarely have to take a repeat dose later on. They don't however help with stomach ache but do help alleviate the discomfort of indigestion and trapped wind. I've had no unpleasant side effects from taking them.

        I recommend these for light heartburn and indigestion

        4 Stars from me.

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          30.10.2012 18:39
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          A good indigestion remedy that wont break the bank

          I often suffer from indigestion or heartburn which, as any other sufferers knows, is very unpleasant and can make you feel miserable. I always keep indigestion tablets in my handbag and I always used to use Gavisgon but have recently been trying others that are a bit cheaper. The ones I am currently using are Tesco Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets, I had tried branded fruity indigestion remedies and decided to see if these were as good.

          Tesco Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets cost £1.65, they are sold in a box of 48 tablets. The box is mainly red in colour and has the Tesco Logo across the top, the front of the pack informs the customer that these Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets are for the relief of indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence and they contain calcium carbonate. There is a picture on the box of the different coloured tablets.

          The back of the pack gives the ingredients for the tablets, the dosage and ingredients. These are clearly set out and easy to read for those who wish to. The pack doesn't actually state what fruit flavours the tablets are but personally this wasn't important to me.

          The dosage for these tablets is given as 1 or 2 tablets as required but no more than 16 in any 24hour period, the tablets are suitable for adults, the elderly and children over 12years old.

          On opening the indigestion tablets you will find 4 blister packs of 12 tablets in various flavours and colours which are pink, lemon orange and blue. They have a slight fruity smell ton them but as to what fruit I couldn't tell by smell alone although the colours indicate what the flavours are.

          The tablets don't taste very fruity either, in my opinion they have a mild minty flavour and like most indigestion tablets they have a slight chalky texture to them.

          I take a couple of these as soon as I feel heartburn or indigestion coming on, the tablets can be sucked or chewed but either way they dissolve quickly and get to work to relieve the pain and uncomfortable feeling of indigestion. I personally find these work quickly, within minuets, and I rarely need to take any more than 2 tablets. They do leave a bit of an aftertaste in my mouth but this isn't unpleasant and doesn't last for long.

          If you suffer from indigestion or heartburn then I would certainly recommend taking a look at Tesco Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets, although they are sparse on the fruit flavour they work quickly and effectively to relieve any symptoms, they are a good price and when compared to branded indigestion tablets they stand up very well indeed.

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            05.12.2011 18:26
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            Great qulity product

            I always suffer from heartburn ad indigestion and so does my other half. I think that as I have got older I actually suffer from it more and more. I get partiularly bad after a heavy meal or if I miss a meal beforehand I will suffer from trapped wind as I eat very quickly as I am so hungry and then swallow large gulps of air which gets trapped and causes me great dicomfort.

            I have tried the usual Rennies etc and although they work and are fine to use and fairly effective, I always think they are overpriced because you are paying for the name rather than the effectiveness of the medication.

            I have lately been buying Tesco Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets instead because for just £2 I can get a great assortment of twenty four fruit flavoured chalky tablets which work just as well if not better than the Rennies I used to buy.

            They come in a great variety of flavours, inlcuding cherry, orange, lemon and blackcurrant - the lemon is my favourite. They all work just as well as each other. I take two tablets every few hours if I need to and I find they work very well and very quickly at sorting our my flatulence, my indigestion and my heartburn.

            They are suitable for age over twelve only (I don't know what I'd give to a child who had indigestion) and both me and my other half will use these regularly when we suffer horrible symptoms, say after a Chinese take away. They are reasonably pleasant to taste in my opinion,and the fruit flavours disguise the chalky feeling of the tablet in my mouth as I chew.

            Cheap and efefctive and recommended by us both.

            Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead.

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            15.07.2011 09:44
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            Better than the branded ones

            I have an aversion to paying ridiculous amounts of money for branded items when I know that there is a cheaper non branded equivalent, so I was delighted to find these Tesco Indigestion tablets. I suffer quite badly from heart burn. I think it is white bread that does it, but since I am so fond of white bread, I'd rather take the tablets and to be honest, with these Tesco ones, it's not really a chore.

            They come in packs of 48 and are priced at about £2 per pack which is about half the price of the branded equivalents. So first off they are a bargain, which is a bonus when you have to eat as many as I do. As with most tablets, they come in the little strips with the peel away metal cover and they come in four strips of twelve. This makes them particularly handy for carrying around, because the box is fairly bulky and not particularly convenient for your handbag for example.

            There are four different flavours - blackcurrant, cherry, lemon and orange - and, unusually for tablets, you can actually taste the flavours of them. I prefer the blackcurrant ones and do actually think they are quite nice. It's a shame you can't buy them in individual flavours, because whilst they are all nice tasting, I would prefer a whole packet of the blackcurrant or cherry ones.

            They are suitable for over 12s and when you take them you are supposed to chew them for the best effects. Quite how you are supposed to chew something that is very definitely crunchy is beyond me, but there you go. I find that they are quite chalky in consistency when you crunch them and it is not an altogether pleasant feeling in your mouth, but they do disappear very quickly, so you don't have to put up with it for long - less than thirty seconds I would say. If you don't fancy the idea of chewing them, you can suck them and it is a bit like sucking a Refresher sweet. I find that they don't work quite as quickly doing it this way, but the end result is just the same.

            The effect when you take them like this is immediate, which is absolutely what you want when you have heartburn. It is quite painful and right away you can feel the pain going away. The relief is not only instantaneous, but long lasting I find. Once I've taken even only one tablet, I find I don't need to take another that day, which is great. You can take two at a time, but I find that one does the job perfectly. I have never experienced any side effects from taking them and I've been taking them for a couple of years.

            To be honest, I think buying non branded versions of things can be hit and miss, but these Tesco Indigestion tablets are definitely a hit. They taste nice and they do the job just as well, if not even better than the likes of Rennies which are so much more expensive. So save yourself a few pennies and switch to these.

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            14.07.2011 19:29
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            A great relief from heartburn

            Whenever I am pregnant I get really dreadful heartburn in fact it is generally the first sign that I am pregnant, I don't like mint Rennies or Gaviscon and therefore I tried to find an alternative which I found in Rennie flavoured tablets and then I noticed these sat next to them on shelf and decided to try them instead.

            The tablets are obviously from Tesco and you get a box of 48 for £2 which is excellent value considering Rennies version is about double the price. The box is red in colour with bursts of colour coming from a picture of the four different tablets, the box holds the directions for use that these are for over 12s and adults ad you can take up to two at a time as and when required. The tablets are for the relief of indegestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence.

            Inside the box you find four strips of tablets plastic on the front and foiled on the back, each of the strips holds 12 flavoured tablets, the tablets are orange, lemon, blackcurrant and cherry and as such are coloured purple, yellow, orange and pink. There is no pattern to the tablets and as such you get a random amount of each one which to me is the only drawback as i'm not so keen on the lemon and orange and seem to always end up with more of these than the other flavours.

            The tablets are easy to get out of the packet although they do sometimes split in two when you push them out, the tablets are little circles and not too big so you can comfortably have two in your mouth at once. The tablets can either be sucked or chewed and have a very chalky texture just like other indegestion tablets and they work quickly and also the relief lasts a good hour or so even when my pain was at it's worst.

            I would highly recommend these and still carry them with me now although I hardly ever suffer with heartburn now they arwe always at hand when I do.

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            19.03.2011 08:50
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            A fast acting heartburn remedy from Tesco

            For as long as I can possibly remember I have suffered with infrequent bouts of heartburn where I experience the discomfort of burning in my chest, which is often accompanied by a similar sensation at the back of my throat. Whilst there are many other symptoms associated with heartburn, such as nausea and vomiting, I am fortunate enough not to suffer with these. During my twenties I tended to consume spicy foods, which would subsequently result in me experiencing heartburn. Consequently, I am now in a position where I have to carefully watch what I eat. However, I still suffer with the symptoms, which can occur every few weeks and unfortunately, it's just one of those things that I have to put up with. My husband is very fortunate, as he has never experienced heartburn in his life. The reason for the burning sensation associated with heartburn is that acid escapes from the stomach, which subsequently, causes an irritation.

            Over the years I have tried a number of products, which have been very effective, such as Rennies, but due to the gooey and rather sticky mess that they left all over my teeth it was necessary to find an alternative. A product that I have been buying for the last twelve months or so is one belonging to Tesco and this review discusses their Fruit Flavour Indigestion Tablets.

            APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

            I would advise that the packaging of the product has been slightly updated and is a little different to the image I provided to Dooyoo as shown above. The tablets are contained within a brightly coloured red and purple cardboard box, which is fairly eye-catching in its' appearance. The reason I chose this particular product is that the tablets are fruit flavoured, so I was of the opinion that they would be a little more pleasant to taste and this is clearly identified on the packaging so they cannot be confused with the mint version. We are informed that the tablets will relieve indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence. A real positive with this product as opposed to Rennies is that Tesco have provided a considerable amount of Braille, which is located on the front of packaging. It is only since joining Dooyoo that I have become more critical of manufacturer's packaging and I am surprised how many omit what I feel should be a legal requirement.

            MY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE INDIGESTION TABLETS

            Inside the box is four foil strips with each containing 12 brightly coloured tablets, which consist of an assortment of blackcurrant, cherry, lemon and orange. The 1½ cm in diameter tablets are easy to remove where adults need to simply push one or two through the foil from the other side and suck or chew. My experience of many heartburn products hasn't been that favourable, as I find the majority extremely chalky and unpleasant. However, these tablets are pleasant due to their delicate hint of fruit and only a very slight chalky taste. I will take two of the tablets as soon as I experience the first symptoms of heartburn where I chew rather than suck, as I prefer to get rid of them a little quicker and I am pleased to advise that they do not attach themselves to my teeth nor do they leave any unpleasant aftertaste.

            Within only a few minutes I can feel the burning sensation easing and a couple of minutes later it has totally ceased, which enables me to get on with my day. In the twelve months that I have been taking these tablets I cannot state that I have ever needed to take a second dose, as these tablets are extremely effective and eradicate the symptoms within minutes. The only downside with these tablets is that if I place the box in my handbag it gets rather battered and the foil strips spill out and tend to dispense themselves from the foil. Consequently, I use an old 35mm film case from the days before digital where I will place a few tablets inside.

            OTHER INFORMATION

            The tablets should not be given to children under the age of 12 years and the dosage for those aged over 12 is the same as for adults and that is one or two tablets should be taken as required and no more than 16 in any 24 hour period. The tablets are suitable for pregnant women, but the maximum amount to be taken in a 24-hour period should be 7.

            There is an accompanying leaflet inside the box, which is considerably lengthy, so for obvious reasons, I do not wish to copy its' content into this review. However, I would advise that there is a list of those people who should not take this medicine, such as those with kidney or thyroid problems and diabetics should initially obtain advice from their GP. Unfortunately, this leaflet is contained inside the box so you would not be aware of any of this information by simply looking at the outer packaging.

            The tablets should not be stored above 25 degrees C and should be kept out of reach of children. The outer packaging is suitable for recycling although Tesco have omitted to include the recycling symbol. My current box offers an excellent expiry date, which is in some 2½ years time.

            INGREDIENTS

            Each tablet contains 500 mg of calcium carbonate, glucose, E110 and E124 with full descriptions of these ingredients contained within the information leaflet.

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

            You are able to purchase a box of 48 Tesco Fruit Flavoured Indigestion Tablets for £1.84, which in comparison with the other brand names is excellent value. As these are such an effective remedy for the misery of heartburn they receive 5 stars from me.

            I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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