Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / HEAVY MAGNESIUM CARBONATE
Calcium carbonate, Magnesium carbonate
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take
Rennie Ice Sugar Free tablets carefully to get the best results from them. Keep
this leaflet, you may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice. You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do
not improve. If you have any unusual effects after taking Rennie Ice Sugar Free,
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET
1. What is Rennie Ice Sugar Free and what is it used for?
2. Before you take Rennie Ice Sugar Free
3. How to take Rennie Ice Sugar Free
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Rennie Ice Sugar Free
6. Further information
1. WHAT IS RENNIE® ICE SUGAR FREE AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Rennie Ice Sugar Free is a mint flavour antacid tablet which quickly relieves
indigestion, heartburn, acid indigestion, dyspepsia, hyperacidity, gastritis,
nervous indigestion, flatulence, upset stomach, indigestion during pregnancy and
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE RENNIE® ICE SUGAR FREE
Do not take Rennie Ice Sugar Free:
• If you have severe kidney disease.
If you have high calcium in the urine or kidney stones.
• If you have high calcium or low phosphate levels in the blood.
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients (listed in Section
6. Further Information).
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Rennie Ice Sugar Free should not be used for more than 14 days without
consulting a doctor.
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have mild to moderate kidney
problems as regular blood tests should be carried out.
This product contains sorbitol (E420). If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.
Taking Rennie Ice Sugar Free with food and drink
Avoid taking Rennie Ice Sugar Free with large amounts of milk or dairy
Taking other medicines:
• Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
• If you are taking any of the following medicines speak to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Rennie Ice Sugar Free because it can affect how
these medicines work.
- Tetracyclines and quinolones (antibiotics)
- Levothyroxine (a thyroid hormone)
- Eltrombopag (used to increase the number of platelets)
- Digoxin (used for some heart conditions)
- Thiazide diuretics (water tablets to treat fluid retention and high blood
- Fluorides (for preventing dental caries)
- Phosphates (for clearing the bowel before a surgical procedure)
- Iron supplements
• To maximise the benefit of all medicines being used, take Rennie Ice Sugar
Free at least 4 hours before or after taking eltrombopag and 1 to 2 hours after
taking any other medicines.
3. HOW TO TAKE RENNIE® ICE SUGAR FREE
Adults and children over 12 years only: 2 tablets to be sucked or chewed, as
required, preferably 1 hour after meals and before bedtime. For heartburn an
extra 2 tablets may be taken between these times. Do not take more than 10
tablets a day.
Children under 12 years: Not recommended.
If symptoms persist after 14 days consult your pharmacist or doctor. Prolonged
use should be avoided.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Rennie Ice Sugar Free can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding if taken
If you take more Rennie Ice Sugar Free than you should:
Drink plenty of water and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Symptoms of an
overdose include nausea and vomiting, tiredness, constipation and muscular
If you have any questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Rennie Ice Sugar Free can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Side effects are unlikely at the recommended dose. If you
experience the following side effects stop treatment immediately and seek
Rarely allergic reactions to ingredients have been reported, e.g. rashes, itching,
difficulty in breathing and swelling of the face, mouth or throat and anaphylactic
shock (anaphylactic shock is a severe sudden allergic reaction symptoms of
which are low blood pressure, shock, palpitations, difficulty in breathing,
bronchospasm, skin reactions, abdominal pain or cramps, vomiting and
Long term use of high doses can cause high blood levels of calcium and
magnesium, especially in people with kidney conditions. Symptoms of this may
include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhoea, tiredness, muscular
weakness, headache, kidney problems and impaired sense of taste. In
exceptional cases, long term use of high doses can lead to milk alkali syndrome,
which can cause high blood levels of calcium.
Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this
5. HOW TO STORE RENNIE® ICE SUGAR FREE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C and protect from moisture.
Do not use Rennie Ice Sugar Free after the expiry date which is stated on the
carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Rennie Ice Sugar Free contains:
Each tablet contains the active ingredients: calcium carbonate 680mg and heavy
magnesium carbonate 80mg.
The other ingredients are sorbitol (E420), magnesium stearate, potato starch,
pregelatinised maize starch, talc, spearmint flavour, liquid paraffin, saccharin
What Rennie Ice Sugar Free looks like and the contents of the pack:
Rennie Ice Sugar Free are cream white square tablets, engraved "RENNIE" on
Rennie Ice Sugar Free are available in packs of 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Bayer plc, Consumer Care division, Bayer
House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JA, UK.
Manufacturer: Bayer Santé Familiale, 74240 Gaillard, France.
This leaflet was last revised in: June 2015