Rennie (24 tablets)
What is Rennie?
Rennie tablets are used to treat heartburn (acid reflux). Rennie is an antacid. The active ingredients in Rennie are calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. These two substances work to neutralise excess stomach acid to alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux.
There are other heartburn tablets also available to buy through Instant eCare.
How to take Rennie:
Take one to two tablets as soon as you begin to exhibit heartburn symptoms.
Please read the patient information leaflet that is included in the package you will receive.
How many Rennies can you take?
You can take a maximum of 16 tablets per 24 hours. You should not exceed this amount in a 24 hour period.
You should not use Rennie if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it or if you have decreased kidney function or kidney stones.
For more information on Rennie, please read the patient information leaflet that is included in the package. You can also visit the Rennie website for more information.
Wind-eze (20 tablets)
What causes wind (gas, flatulence)?
The two main causes of excessive wind are:
- swallowing air while eating / drinking
- Digestive gases that occur as your body digests food (hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide)
Some foods are more likely to cause excessive wind than others. Foods that lead to more gas include:
- Beans and lentils
In addition, other foods that are high in sorbitol or fructose (fruit juices, diet drinks) are likely to increase gas.
What can you take for flatulence treatment?
In addition to avoiding foods that you know cause you to experience excessive wind, you can take Wind-eze tablets to help treat excessive gas.
What is Wind-eze and how do you take it?
Wind eze tablets are used to treat the stomach pain and bloating caused by the buildup of trapped wind. Wind-eze subtly relieves the build up of trapped wind to ensure you suffer no embarrassment.
Take ONE tablet THREE or FOUR times daily as needed. The tablets must be chewed before swallowing.
For more information on Wind-eze, please see the patient information leaflet.
Imodium (12 tablets)
What is Imodium and how do you take it?
Imodium can used to treat both short-term and IBS diarrhoea.
For both short-term and IBS diarrhoea, take TWO tablets to start treatment and ONE tablet after each loose bowel movement.
If your diarrhoea lasts for longer than 48 hours you need to see a doctor.
Always take this medication as directed. Please read the patient information leaflet before taking Imodium and follow the directions for taking this medication.
Why take Imodium?
You can take Imodium to ease diarrhoea symptoms. Do not take Imodium if:
- you are allergic to any of its ingredients
- you have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
- you are constipated
- there is blood in your stool
Where can I buy Imodium?
Imodium is included as a part of our Holiday Rescue Pack. You can buy the Holiday Rescue Pack by clicking through above.
For more information on Imodium, please see the patient information leaflet.
Dioralyte (6 sachets)
What is Dioralyte and how do you take it?
Dioralyte is an oral rehydration drug. It can be used to treat or prevent dehydration. If you have had persistent diarrhoea, you are at risk of dehydration. If you’ve had diarrhoea it’s a good idea to take Dioralyte to ensure you do not become dehydrated.
To take Dioralyte, you dissolve one sachet into 200ml of water. Do not use any liquid other than water and do not mix Dioralyte with food.
What does Dioralyte do?
Dioralyte ensures that your body stays hydrated or works to help rehydrate your body if you’ve been suffering from dehydration. The sugars and salts in Dioralyte make sure that the body is able to better absorb fluids.
How long does Dioralyte take to work?
Dioralyte is clinically proven to quickly rehydrate. For more information on Dioralyte, please see the patient information leaflet.
Dulcolax (10 tablets)
What is Dulcolax and how do you take it?
Dulcolax is a medication that is used to treat constipation.
Take ONE or TWO tablets before bedtime as needed.
Swallow Dulcolax tablets whole with water. Milk, antacids or proton pump inhibitors (acid reflux treatments) should not be taken within one hour (before or after) of taking Dulcolax.
How does Dulcolax work?
Dulcolax contains bisacodyl which is a laxative. Dulcolax provides short-term relief from occasional constipation.
Dulcolax tablet vs Dulcolax suppository
Some people may prefer to take Dulcolax tablets rather than suppositories. Both are clinically proven to treat constipation. This pack contains Dulcolax tablets rather than suppositories as they are easier to take.
For more information on Dulcolax, please see the patient information leaflet.
Paracetamol (32 tablets)
What is Paracetamol and how do you take it?
Paracetamol is used for pain relief from mild or moderate pain.
Do not take more than 8 tablets per 24 hours.
Take ONE to TWO tablets up to FOUR times a day as required.
Why is Paracetamol included in this pack?
We think that Paracetamol is an important part of any medicine cabinet. We’ve included it in the Holiday Rescue Pack to make sure you’ve always got some on hand.
For more information on Paracetamol, please see the patient information leaflet.