Generic Name: Calcium carbonate; Magnesium carbonate
Product Name: Rennie Spearmint Flavour
Used for relief of the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn experienced by patients with:
- gastric hyperacidity
- hiatus hernia
- gastro-oesophageal reflux
- peptic ulcer
- stomach upset.
Andrews TUMS Antacid is also a good source of calcium.
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.
- chew 1-2 tablets after food
- maximum 16 tablets per day
- suitable for use in children aged over 6 only
- chew 1 tablet after food
- maximum 8 tablets per day
Common side effects
- stomach bloating
Uncommon side effects
If too much calcium is administered to the patient, the body may begin to show signs of hypercalcaemia:
- severe dry mouth
- continuing increased thirst
- 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.