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    • DebtMagnet
    • By DebtMagnet 21st Jan 12, 12:07 AM
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    Whats happened to Remegel?
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    • 21st Jan 12, 12:07 AM
    Whats happened to Remegel? 21st Jan 12 at 12:07 AM
    Not sure if this is the right place to ask but I suffer from heartburn a lot and having tried most of the indigestion relief products on the market over the years, the only one I get on with is Remegel.

    I always used to buy it with my shopping in Asda/Tesco/Sainsbury's. Over the past few months all the supermarkets have stopped selling it. I then started buying in Lloyds chemist. They are now showing it as out of stock. So then I went to Boots but they too are now out of stock.

    I am needing some soon so figured I'll just bulk order online, except all the main retailers are still listing it but showing it as out of stock??

    Remegel is made by SSL International PLC but I can't find any info online to suggest they have stopped making it or have stopped trading.

    Does anyone know what the heck has happened to this product as I really can't get on with the traditional 'chalky' remedies and I need my Remegel!!

    Cheers
    DM
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  • santer
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    • 21st Jan 12, 1:12 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 1:12 AM
    " 16 Jan 2012 – we have just been informed that this product is on manufacturer’s delay at present and we are not sure when it will become available again – you can still order but at the moment we do not have any stock * "

    http://www.sellesmedical.co.uk/store/product/1603-Remegel-Indigestion-Squares

    Listed here but you may want to call them to check its availability

    http://www.deliverypharmacy.co.uk/Pharmacy/Indigestion/622-Remegel-Original-Mint-24.html

    Alternatives

    http://www.co-operativepharmacy.co.uk/Heartburn+and+Indigestion/fd/c

    You may find johnson and johnson have something to do with them now

    Rolaids Softchews were originally developed and test marketed, in Oklahoma City, under the brand name Remegel by Warner Lambert in 1984.

    Rolaids is a brand of antacid produced by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolaids
    Last edited by santer; 21-01-2012 at 1:28 AM.
    • Lugh_Chronain
    • By Lugh_Chronain 21st Jan 12, 1:41 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 1:41 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 1:41 AM
    Have you tried avoiding the following: peppermint, tomatoes, chocolate, spicy foods, hot drinks, coffee, and alcoholic drinks. If you must have any of these take them infrequently and in moderation.

    Also, avoiding large volume meals can help as well.

    Some drugs can cause heartburn as well such as ibuprofen or aspirin. There are a few others as well.

    Have you ever discused this with your GP?

    There's more information on Patient.co.uk which will show you what you can do to help with symptoms.

    http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Acid-Reflux-and-Oesophagitis.htm

    Sorry I can't help otherwise.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 21st Jan 12, 3:23 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 3:23 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 3:23 AM
    Have you tried Gavescon? It works much better IMO and if you have heart burn from a medical problem (eg symptom of) your GP can prescribe you the chemists own version which is also not too bad and works better then remegel or rennies. I also found consuming more calcium helped- (milk rather then cheese) but just make sure you don't bolt it down, as this can be another cause of heart burn!
    • Basil1234
    • By Basil1234 21st Jan 12, 5:44 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 5:44 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 5:44 AM
    tried google shopping? different ones on there someone must be in stock out of those lot. google
    • Lugh_Chronain
    • By Lugh_Chronain 21st Jan 12, 10:13 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 10:13 AM
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    • 21st Jan 12, 10:13 AM
    You can also get Gavescon in liquid form as well as tablets, you can also get up to 600ml bottles as well. Couldn't think of the name of this stuff last night as I was so tired. It cost between £7.50 and £8, though smaller bottles ccost less [of course].

    If you have a any Savers stores near you try there as they were selling 600ml bottles some time ago for £4.99.

    http://www.savers.co.uk/

    You could always try searching the MegaShopBot, and try searching mySupermarket and HotUKDeals deals from time to time as well.

    If any websites you check look a bit dubious you could always come back here and enquire about it as well.
    Last edited by Lugh_Chronain; 21-01-2012 at 10:18 AM.
    • DebtMagnet
    • By DebtMagnet 23rd Jan 12, 10:23 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 10:23 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 10:23 PM
    " 16 Jan 2012 – we have just been informed that this product is on manufacturer’s delay at present and we are not sure when it will become available again – you can still order but at the moment we do not have any stock * "

    http://www.sellesmedical.co.uk/store/product/1603-Remegel-Indigestion-Squares

    Listed here but you may want to call them to check its availability

    http://www.deliverypharmacy.co.uk/Pharmacy/Indigestion/622-Remegel-Original-Mint-24.html

    Alternatives

    http://www.co-operativepharmacy.co.uk/Heartburn+and+Indigestion/fd/c

    You may find johnson and johnson have something to do with them now

    Rolaids Softchews were originally developed and test marketed, in Oklahoma City, under the brand name Remegel by Warner Lambert in 1984.

    Rolaids is a brand of antacid produced by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolaids
    Originally posted by santer
    WOW!!! that is really informative thanks!!

    I expected nobody to answer if I'm honest as I thought it was maybe something that only bothers me.

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated

    Cheers
    DM
    • DebtMagnet
    • By DebtMagnet 23rd Jan 12, 10:36 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 10:36 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 10:36 PM
    Have you tried avoiding the following: peppermint, tomatoes, chocolate, spicy foods, hot drinks, coffee, and alcoholic drinks. If you must have any of these take them infrequently and in moderation.

    Also, avoiding large volume meals can help as well.

    Some drugs can cause heartburn as well such as ibuprofen or aspirin. There are a few others as well.

    Have you ever discused this with your GP?

    There's more information on Patient.co.uk which will show you what you can do to help with symptoms.

    http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Acid-Reflux-and-Oesophagitis.htm

    Sorry I can't help otherwise.
    Originally posted by Lugh_Chronain
    Thanks for all this! I have tried cutting out various things over the years and nothing really obvious from the list in your post seems to be the problem. I have learned that some things always seem to give it to me (like pasties and similar things) but the usual things that everyone suggests don't seem to do it. I have drank lots of coffee today to get me through a days work (well it is Monday!) and eaten plenty of chocolate.......and had no heartburn at all.

    I did see the doc a few times a while back and they tested for ulcers and a dodgy valve, but all came back clear.

    It doesn't bother me as its not like its constant, but when I do get it, its normally at night when in bed and so I really can't stand the nasty chalky remedies when I am half asleep and Remegel are the ones that work best for me!!

    Anyway thanks for replying and for the advice

    Cheers
    DM
    • Lugh_Chronain
    • By Lugh_Chronain 24th Jan 12, 1:03 AM
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    • 24th Jan 12, 1:03 AM
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    • 24th Jan 12, 1:03 AM
    Are you eating in the last three hours before bedtime? Perhaps this is the reason why you're getting heartburn at night when in bed. Could also be something you've eaten during the day and then starts to disagree with you during the night.

    I'm not a health expert, just wondering if that's what's coursing you to have heartburn at that period of the day.
    • DebtMagnet
    • By DebtMagnet 24th Jan 12, 1:40 PM
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    Yeah maybe? Like I said I have tried many times to pinpoint it to a certain food type or something but I haven't really been able to pinpoint anything.

    I can go out and have a good few lagers and a curry and have no problem at all. But then I can eat healthy all day and drink just water and get really nasty heartburn?!?!

    Anyway as long as they sort the Remegel supply issue out soon I'll be ok
  • pollymay
    What happened to Remegel?
    I have also tried getting a supply of Remegel from Tesco, Sainsburies, the Co-op etc. I went into my village chemist who kindly rang one of the two main wholesalers for Remegel who said that "there is a problem in manufacture at the moment" so it looks like we'll have to find something else. I agree that Remegel is the only thing that works for me too
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 14th Feb 12, 2:06 AM
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    I have also tried getting a supply of Remegel from Tesco, Sainsburies, the Co-op etc. I went into my village chemist who kindly rang one of the two main wholesalers for Remegel who said that "there is a problem in manufacture at the moment" so it looks like we'll have to find something else. I agree that Remegel is the only thing that works for me too
    Originally posted by pollymay

    Have you tried Gavescon? I know I suggested it before but the main reason was because it is often whats prescribed and even when I was in hospital and to cut a long story short, heartburn was a major side effect of most people I was there with, (I'll spare you the gorey details!) Gavescon was the main product favored because it gave better results for people compared with everything else. It was also prescribed by the doctors to whomever was experiencing heart burn.
    It comes in liquid, tablet and even neck-the-powder form. Worth trying if you haven't already anyway.
  • Fincastle84
    Remegel
    I've eventually got through to the manufacturer. The good news is that Reckitts are having to re licence Remegel. The bad news is that this will take several weeks. However, it will eventually be back on the market.

    The telephone # is 0800 074 2040.
    • adouglasmhor
    • By adouglasmhor 14th Feb 12, 10:13 AM
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    OP have you been tested for Helicobacter Pylori? If it seems as random as you say maybe speak to your GP again.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 9th Mar 12, 9:05 AM
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    I need it too
    I use Remegel tabs too and am running very low. I use it for trapped wind and nothing else works like it. I too have had various investigative procedures done to get to the root of the problem but still nothing conclusive other than to be told the old chestnut of irritable bowel. Mine comes and goes, along with indigestion, and seems to have nothing to do with what I eat, or when. I have registered with one website that will e mail me when Remegel is back on the market. When this happens I will post again.
    • gatita
    • By gatita 9th Mar 12, 9:47 PM
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    Hi There, I also suffer with the same and have tried most things.
    Have you tried Ranitidine? I find them great...you can only take 2 a day,
    for me they are the best. I have tried all of them (except Remegel lol)
    and none of them worked. so do give Ranitidine a go.
    When man sacrifices the Love of POWER for the Power of Love, there will be peace on earth.
    • GustyGardenGalaxy
    • By GustyGardenGalaxy 11th Mar 12, 3:19 PM
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    Here's a detailed explanation for the absence of Remegel (and other products from the same manufacturer):

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9131315/Shortage-of-household-medicines-due-to-licensing-issue.html
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 16th Mar 12, 6:17 AM
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    Thanks for the advice about Ranitidine but it doesn't work for me. Windeeze does, but it doesn't work as fast as Remegel and I find I have to take it "just in case" whereas Remegel can be taken as and when. I suppose I'll just have to be patient a while longer and eke out my meagre supply!
    • GustyGardenGalaxy
    • By GustyGardenGalaxy 16th Mar 12, 10:29 AM
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    What I find ridiculous is that there is no viable alternative from any other manufactuer, ie no other soft, chewy indigestion tablets like Remegel.
  • brightonman123
    i thought remegel was a deep heat pain rub thing..?

    tried Gaviscon, or the old style milk of magnesia?
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