I always have some indigestion tablets at home and also keep some in my bag as when I get indigestion I usually get it really bad and it can be quite painful. It is usually in the evenings when I have eaten a large meal but I sometimes get in in the daytime especially if I have eaten pastry. I am not keen on the liquid medicine as it is too much of a chalky consistency for me so I do always buy tablets. I bought these as I like the fruity flavours instead of the minty ones which you usually get.
My indigestion will just appear instantly with no warning and I also suffer from heartburn whereby I will feel a burning type sensation from my chest coming up towards my throat and this is often accompanied by an acid and burning feeling in my throat and mouth which tastes very unpleasant.
The tablets care supposed to form a raft over your stomach contents which in turn prevents acid from coming back up into your oesophagus. They are about a centimetre across and you can either suck or chew them, personally I will suck them as I don't like the consistency of them when they are crunched as it seems to stick in my teeth. The tablets do melt fairly quickly and usually within about ten minutes of taking one I can feel it working and my pain and discomfort starts to subside. They are a bit chalky in your mouth but the main thing that I notice is the fruity taste which is obvious without being too strong and it leaves your mouth feeling quite fresh afterwards.
You are advised to take these tablets for seven days and then if the symptoms do not ease to seek medical advice. You are advised to take two to four tablets up to four times a day but I usually only need to take one or two for them to work for me. They are not suitable for children under twelve years old or if you are on a low salt diet, are prone to kidney stones or have low levels of stomach acid.
I do recommend these tablets as they taste good and work quickly. I will always make sure that I have some of these tablets in and buy them when I see them on offer. They are ideal to pop in your handbag and I also make sure that I take a packet on holiday as you never know when you will need them.
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.
TESCO Fruit flavoured Indigestion Tablets
'For the relief of indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, acidity and flatulence'
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!
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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.
A box of 48 tablets costs £1.98 from Tesco stores. This works out at 4.1p per tablet.
Yes. Cheap, fasting-acting relief from indigestion and heartburn. Added to that, they taste great!
Each tablet contains: calcium carbonate 500mg. Also contains glucose (dextrose) and colourings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.