Indigestion

The most common symptoms of Indigestion are:

  • Pain behind the ribs and a rumbling and gurgling stomach
  • A knotted stomach and feeling bloated and uncomfortable after eating
  • Suffering from stomach cramps and excessive burping and flatulence
  • Feeling sick and suffering from trapped wind

What is Indigestion

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a general term for the pain or discomfort you feel in your stomach and under your ribs, usually after eating (although you can experience similar symptoms on an empty stomach).

It is caused by excess stomach acid, indigestion can strike at any time and there are many different causes, from rich food and fizzy drinks to stress and eating on the run. Some people get indigestion a couple of times a year but others suffer every day with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort that lasts just a few minutes to severe pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting, that goes on for several hours.

Causes of Indigestion

Indigestion is caused by excess stomach acid, indigestion affects different people in different ways and symptoms range from the bloated feeling of mild indigestion to more severe discomfort and even nausea and vomiting.

If you have any of the following symptoms the cause could be indigestion:

  • Pain or discomfort in the stomach and under the ribs
  • The chest pain of heartburn
  • Feeling bloated or uncomfortably full after eating
  • Rumbling or gurgling noises in the stomach
  • Stomach cramps
  • A clenched or knotted feeling in the stomach
  • Excessive burping or flatulence
  • Trapped wind
  • Nausea or vomiting

Indigestion can be easy to treat with an antacid remedy like Rennie® Peppermint, Spearmint and Rennie® Sugar Free *. However, if any of these symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. * contains Calcium Carbonate

Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist.

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Things to avoid to keep your tummy happy

There are many causes of indigestion, but by avoiding the following activities it is possible to reduce the risk of you suffering from it:

fizzy drink

Gulping down fizzy drinks

alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol

citrus food

Eating and drinking acidic-citrus foods and drinks

chillies

Eating rich and spicy food

chicken

Eating too much or too quickly

cigarette

Smoking

clock

Irregular eating patterns

stress

Stress

weighing machine

Being overweight

Swallowing air

Swallowing too much air when eating

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Please consult your healthcare professional for further information.

Recommendations

Rennie® Peppermint

Rennie® Peppermint

Rennie® Peppermint provides fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

  • Rennie® Peppermint is an antacid tablet that neurtralises excess stomach acid
  • to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, with a fresh mint flavour.
  • Rennie® Peppermint come in packs of 24’s and 48’s.

For a list of ingredients click here

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

Rennie® Spearmint

Rennie® Spearmint

Fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion

  • Rennie® Spearmint is an antacid tablet that neutralises excess stomach acid to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, with a fresh mint flavour.
  • Rennie® Spearmint come in packs of 24’s and 48’s.

For a list of ingredients click here

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

Rennie® Sugar-free provides fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

  • A sugar-free remedy that's also fast and effective
  • Spearmint flavour
  • Rennie® Sugar-Free come in packs of 24's.

For a list of ingredients click here

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

Rennie® ICE

Rennie® ICE

Fast cooling relief

  • Treats heartburn and indigestion
  • Offers cooling and soothing relief
  • Rennie® ICE come in packs of 24’s

For a list of ingredients click here

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

Rennie® Orange

Rennie® Orange

Fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion

  • Rennie - Orange starts to work in 2 minutes.
  • Handy blister sachets, easy to pop into your bag, wallet or pocket.
  • Safe to take during pregnancy*
  • Active Ingredient: 500mg Calcium Carbonate per tablet, equivalent to 200mg of Calcium

Available in pharmacy and grocery.

For a list of ingredients click here

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is there really a difference between indigestion and heartburn?

    Although the two are often confused, technically there is a difference. Whilst indigestion is largely confined to the stomach, heartburn describes the pain of acid reflux in the oesophagus (food pipe), not always present with indigestion.

  • How much Rennie® should I take?

    The usual dose is 1-2 tablets up to three times daily. This gives a maximum daily dose of 6 tablets. For more information, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • When would it be better for me to see a doctor?

    If you have persistent discomfort or warning symptoms (weight loss, difficulty swallowing, constant discomfort in the gastrointestinal region, persistent or blood-tinged vomiting, black stools), you should definitely see a doctor.

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.

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Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a general term for the pain or discomfort you feel in your stomach and under your ribs, usually after eating (although you can experience similar symptoms on an empty stomach).

It is caused by excess stomach acid, indigestion can strike at any time and there are many different causes, from rich food and fizzy drinks to stress and eating on the run. Some people get indigestion a couple of times a year but others suffer every day with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort that lasts just a few minutes to severe pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting, that goes on for several hours.

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Recommended products

Rennie® Peppermint

Rennie® Peppermint

Rennie® Peppermint provides fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

Rennie® Spearmint

Rennie® Spearmint

Fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion

Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

Rennie® Sugar-free provides fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

Rennie® ICE

Rennie® ICE

Fast cooling relief

Rennie® Orange

Rennie® Orange

Fast-acting, effective relief from heartburn and indigestion

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