Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between heartburn & indigestion?

Although people often use the terms interchangeably, there is a difference between heartburn and indigestion. Heartburn is an unpleasant condition that occurs when acid from the stomach leaks into the oesophagus and rises upwards to cause pain and discomfort in the chest. Indigestion is a general term for pain or discomfort felt in the stomach and under the ribs. It is often triggered by eating or drinking things that make the stomach produce large amounts of acid e.g. spicy foods or alcohol.

What is an antacid?

An antacid is a substance which basically neutralises acid.

How does Rennie [Peppermint/Spearmint/Sugar Free/Ice] work?

Rennie is an antacid which gets to work in the stomach, neutralising excess stomach acid to remove the discomfort of heartburn & indigestion.

Is Rennie suitable for children?

All Rennie products are suitable for Adults and Children over 12 years. Rennie products are not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Does Rennie contain aspartame?

No Rennie products contain aspartame.

Is Rennie suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, all Rennie products are suitable for vegetarians.

Is Rennie suitable for vegans?

Yes, all Rennie products are suitable for vegans.

Can Rennie be taken in pregnancy?

Rennie is suitable for use in pregnancy if taken as instructed. However, if you are pregnant medicines can affect the unborn baby so always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

Can Rennie be taken while breast feeding?

Rennie is suitable for use during breast feeding if taken as instructed.

Where can I buy Rennie?

Rennie is available in the UK from all leading supermarket, pharmacies and convenience stores.

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Does Rennie contain sugar?

The majority of the Rennie range does contain a small amount of sugar, however Rennie Sugar Free does not contain any sugar.

Is Rennie suitable for diabetics?

We are unable to give individual medical advice. Rennie Sugar Free does not contain any sugar, however we would recommend that you speak to your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice.

How many tablets can I take in a day?

The number of tablets you should take in a day depends on which product you are using. If using Rennie Peppermint, Rennie Spearmint, Rennie Ice or Rennie Sugar Free do not take more than 10 tablets a day. If using Rennie Orange do not take more than 16 tablets a day. If using Rennie Extra do not take more than 12 tablets a day. If using Rennie Deflatine do not take more than 11 tablets a day.

Can I take Rennie at night?

Yes Rennie can be taken at night, neutralising excess stomach acid to remove the discomfort of heartburn & indigestion.

What is Rennie Deflatine?

Rennie Deflatine provides effective relief from the symptoms of trapped wind such as bloating and flatulence, as well as offering the same relief from Heartburn & Indigestion as other Rennie products.

Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant, medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.