I first picked these Windeze capsules up when I was pregnant 18 months ago now. I found these to be a life saver, as I never really suffered from really bad wind before I had my son. I did get it sometimes but it wasn't excruciatingly painful like it was when I was pregnant for some reason!
I couldn't cope with the pain of my trapped wind when I was pregnant with my son. The pain was all in my stomach which would then lead to pain all under my ribs and lower abdomen, to the point where I was in tears some days!
I found these in Boots originally, and paid around £4 for them. These are expensive, and usually I would buy just own brand medicines, but I thought I would try these as I was in so much pain. They come in the form of a gel capsule which are small and easy to swallow, I had no problems with them. Within about 20 minutes I found the trapped wind pain got so much worse for a while, but then it just started to ease off after about 30 minutes, and then actually went completely. These capsules really were my best friend when I was pregnant I couldn't have done without them! Even though they did make the already bad pain 10 times worse, it did wear off, and it would only wear off when I took these tablets, other wise I would have been sat in pain all night!
These are completely safe to take while you are pregnant or breast feeding. The windeze capsules work by dispersing the tiny bubbles of trapped wind inside you. The active ingredient in these capsules is simeticone.
I have taken these on a few occasions since having my son when I feel the slightest bit of bloating pain or trapped wind pain I take one straight away, and my partner has used these loads of times too, we always have them handy in our house, and I also carry them in my hand bag too now. I would definitely recommend these capsules, they are easy to swallow, they do work and get rid of pain completely, even though they are expensive, they are worth it as they do work for us!
Like everyone else I suppose, from time to time I suffer from trapped wind and it can be a real pain - in every sense of the word. It seems to happen to me if I am very stressed out. I think I swallow a lot of air while I eat, especially if I am in a hurry and running between one place and another. The Spanx pants I have treated myself to lately seem to be making the problem slightly worse and silly me was using heartburn and antacid tablets to try to sort the problem until my friend at work pointed out to me that they do make a tablet especially fo formulated for trapped wind. I bought Windeze from Tesco's and they cost me £3.99 for a box of thirty.
These tablets come in blister packs. A box contains three strips of ten tablets and unlike the antacids I was taking previously, I only need to chew on one of these. They taste quite pleasant though I was expecting them to taste a little bit stronger of peppermint. When I do have trapped wind, my stomach becomes really swollen and bloated and I look pregnant. It's not nice having trapped wind and lately I have had it a lot. I try to wear loose fitting clothing whenever I am going through a really troublesome spell and I don't think that sitting in position at work after I have eaten lunch helps to alleviate the problem either - it seems to make it worse.
One tablet usually works for me in about forty minutes. It doesn't bring instant relief, I admit, but they do work, given time. They reduce the horrible bloating and uncomfortable feeling and sure enough they also release the wind that's trapped via one end or the other. My husband also swears by Wideze and I have also recommended them to my own dad who suffers from this condition even more than I do.
I don't think they are recommended for children under age of twelve years but they are fine to take whilst pregnant (with advice from your GP). They are definitely worth keeping in the house and work so much better than just taking a painkiller, loosening your clothes and trying to get into a comfortable position and waiting for it to pass.
**What are they?**
I'm sure everyone has experienced trapped wind from time to time - be it following a lavish meal, or a gas-producing food, or even from drinking gassy drinks. Usually it's a temporary discomfort and can be naturally released (ahem) but on the flip side, trapped wind can last for hours and cause severe stomach pain, embarrasing and discomforting bloating, and even leave you nauseous.
Windeze Tablets are designed to help relieve the discomfort and bloating associated with trapped wind.
**How does it work?**
The main ingredient in Windeze Tablets is simeticone which is an antiflatulent. Windeze works as an antifoaming agent, and it works by joining up small bubbles of gas trapped in the stomach into larger pockets of gas which can be naturally released by the sufferer (and no matter how embarrassing THIS might be, it's much better than being in pain!)
**Price and Availability**
When I was suffering with trapped wind in pregnancy (my doctor had already OKd me to take Windeze and recommended purchasing it from the chemist, as my maternity exemption had not yet come through, and it was cheaper than my paid for prescription) my husband purchased a box of 30 Windeze Tablets for £3.95 from our local independent pharmacy.
Prices vary from £3.50 - £4.50 in my experience and are also available in most large supermarkets and online including Amazon.
Windeze Tablets come in a pack of 30, 3 perforated strips of 10 so you can take some out with you say if you are going out for dinner (or if you're a forgetful pregnant woman!) They're boxed in a white cardboard box with a clear name and logo on the front which makes them wasy to find in the pharmacy.
All you need to do is chew 1 Windeze Tablet for relief.
**Chew Em Up**
The Windeze Tablets are quite big really, about 10p sized and fat, and are white in colour. They're not totally unpleasant to chew, though they are quite a crumbly chalky consistency in my opinion. They are stated as mint but they are quite mild and I think that's due to it being peppermint (which is known to aid stomach bloating) rather than a stronger tasting mint like spearmint. They're certainly not unpleasant but not as nice as a sweet!
**Do They Work?**
In my experience, yes, they work very well, within an hour or so (it does take some time to build up I find) and a few discreet burps later (hey, pregnant ladies lose all dignity anyway) I was feeling much less tummy pressure and bloating and generally feeling less sick and uncomfortable.
I've only needed to use them a few times since pregnancy (all of which were due to my own over indulgence!) and again I've found them extremely effective and so has my husband.
**Best to Check**
As with every tablet I would always check with my GP before trying it in case you have any possible medication conflicts and so on, and also check it's ok to take in pregnancy and if you have high blood pressure and so on.
Windeze Tablets are not recommended for under 12s.
Yes, I highly recommend Windeze Tablets, after a few days of misery my bloating and nausea were sorted out within an hour or so of my husband buying them, I don't think you can say fairer than that! The price is reasonable too and they're not bad to take, and easy to transport. Overall I'll give them five out of five.
When I had my baby I had to have an emergency caesarean for which I was naturally totally unprepared! I had no idea what to expect afterwards and certainly wasn't prepared for the trapped wind that followed. I know everyone gets wind in their system and 9 times out of ten we have no problem releasing it one way or another but when that wind becomes trapped its really very painful. I was suffering quite a lot one day and my husband Mark went out and bought me some Wind-eze tablets from our local Asda, they weren't cheap costing nearly £4.00 for a box of 30.
Wind-eze Tablets are sold in a box which is mainly pale blue and white, it has the Wind-eze logo across the front in bright red letters and 30 chewable tablets written across the top. The front of the pack also states that Wind-eze will give fast relief from the "pain and discomfort of bloating and trapped wind"
The back of the box gives all the usual information for a product of this sort such as ingredients, instructions for use and ingredients.
Wind-eze tablets can be taken after meals 3 or 4 times a day and need to be chewed, this is no problem though as they actually don't taste too bad.
The tablets are sold in blister strips with the box containing 3 strips of 10 tablets. They are easy to push out and each tablet is white in colour and about he same size as a regular round paracetamol. The tablets have a nice minty smell and taste a bit like spearmint.
The first time I chewed a Wind-eze tablet I was suffering considerably with trapped wind and wanted something to help me straight away, unfortunately these do not work that quickly, once chewed and swallowed it was a good 20 to 30 minuets before the pain started to ease, although once they did start to work they worked well and made me feel much better. The tablets are designed so they actually disperse the air bubbles in your tummy rather than forcing the air out of your body one way or another.
I was also pleased that the tablets left no nasty aftertaste in my mouth. I used wind-eze for about 5 days and found they really did help but as mentioned they don't work very quickly.
Over all I would recommend trying Wind-eze if you are suffering with trapped wind or feeling bloated but don't expect fast results, I thought they were a bit on the expensive side too.
Wind-eze is safe for pregnant and breast feeding ladies and children over 12 years of age but the box advises that you check with your doctor first.
Wind-eze gentle action chewable peppermint tablets are a staple in my medicine draw (largely for my husband) and they can be a tremendous help and give fast relief from the discomfort or pain of trapped wind as well as minimising bloating which is more what I occassionally them for.
The tablets come in a recyclable box which contains three strips of ten although a perforated line enables you to break them into 5 if you want to keep some in your handbag without taking up too much room.
The tablets themselves are large and whilte (a little bigger than a five pence piece) but as you chew them this is not an issue.
They are not the greatest tasting items but there is a vague taste of peppermint and as long as they do the job I am not overly fussed about that.
Wind-eze is formulated so that any bubbles of trapped wind in your body are dispersed therefore saving you the embarrassment of making any loud, unsavoury noises!!
I tablet can be taken 3 to 4 times daily or used especially after mealtimes or before bed. The tablets MUST be chewed before swallowing. They are a little chalky and don't take long to break up in the mouth.
Each tablet contains he active ingredient simeticone. Those with allergies should look carefully at all the other ingredients. These are unsuitable for those who suffer with hereditary fructose intolerance and there are possible side effects can be stomach upset, diarrohea and other less common side effects although they are marketed as being gentle action tablets so hopefully most people would find these would not upset their stomach.
I have in the past suffered with Irritable bowel and I do find these helpful with dealing with symptons of bloating and discomfort and I find that they work quite fast to dispel this discomfort (within 30 mins) and although they don't taste the best I would recommend having them in your medicine drawer for times when you need relief from trapped wind and/or bloating. I myself never usually find the need to take more than one when I do have trouble and my husband who can suffer from terrible wind also finds that these work for him well which is a blessed relief for me!!!
A box of 30 tablets costs around £4.
Thanks for reading. x
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Express relief from the pain of trapped wind.