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Rennie Spearmint Flavour

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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate; Magnesium carbonate
Product Name: Rennie Spearmint Flavour

Indication

Used for relief of the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn experienced by patients with:

  • gastric hyperacidity
  • heartburn
  • gastritis
  • hiatus hernia
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • peptic ulcer
  • stomach upset.

Andrews TUMS Antacid is also a good source of calcium.

Action

The main active ingredients in Rennie Spearmint Flavour, Calcium carbonate and Magnesium carbonate, neutralise excess acid produced by the stomach, thereby reducing the burning symptoms associated with indigestion.

Dose advice

Adults:

  • chew 1-2 tablets after food
  • maximum 16 tablets per day

Children:

  • suitable for use in children aged over 6 only
  • chew 1 tablet after food
  • maximum 8 tablets per day

Schedule

Unscheduled

Common side effects

  • constipation
  • stomach bloating
  • flatulence
  • belching

Uncommon side effects

If too much calcium is administered to the patient, the body may begin to show signs of hypercalcaemia:

  • constipation
  • severe dry mouth
  • headache
  • continuing increased thirst
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • mental depression

If a combination of these symptoms occurs after significant use, cease the medication immediately and see your doctor.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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