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Indigestion - find out the composition of tablets which are for indigestion and compare their prices.

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Indigestion Tablets Aim: My aim of this investigation is to find out the composition of tablets which are for indigestion and compare their prices. I will find out the indigestion tablet which reacts and dissolves quickly with Hydrochloric Acid and produces more bubbles. Introduction: Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is discomfort or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting. Indigestion might be caused by a disease in the digestive tract, but for many people, it results from eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, using medications that irritate the stomach lining, being tired, and having ongoing stress can also cause indigestion or make it worse. Some people have persistent indigestion that is not related to any of these factors. This type of indigestion--called functional or nonulcer dyspepsia--may be caused by a problem in the muscular squeezing action of the stomach (motility). To diagnose indigestion, the doctor might perform tests for problems, like ulcers. In the process of diagnosis, a person may have x rays of the stomach and small intestine or undergo endoscopy, in which the doctor uses an instrument to look at the inside of the stomach. Avoiding the foods and situations that seem to cause indigestion in some cases is the most successful way to treat it. Excess stomach acid does not usually cause or result from indigestion, so antacids are not an appropriate treatment, although some people report that they do help. Smokers can help relieve their indigestion by quitting smoking, or at least not smoking right before eating. Exercising with a full stomach may cause indigestion, so scheduling exercise before a meal or at least an hour afterward might help. To treat indigestion caused by a functional problem in the digestive tract, the doctor may prescribe medicine that affects stomach motility. ...read more.

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and sales from My Pharmacy UK Rennie peppermint Rennie Peppermint Rennie Peppermint fast effective relief from indigestion heartburn Rennie Peppermint is an antacid tablet which quickly relieves indigestion, heartburn, acid indigestion, dyspepsia, hyperacidity, nervous indigestion, gastritis, flatulence, upset stomach, indigestion during pregnancy and biliousness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking If taking antibiotics, tetracyclines, vitamins or iron supplements or have any kidney problems. Side effects are unlikely at the stated doses. Any unusual effects should be reported to your doctor or pharmacist. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Dosage: Adults: 2 tablets to be sucked or chewed as required, up to 16 tablets a day. Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet as required up to 8 tablets a day. Children under 6: Not recommended. Keep out of the reach of children. Each tablet contains: Calcium carbonate Ph Eur 680mg and heavy magnesium carbonate Ph. Eur 80mg. Each tablet also contains: Sucrose, glucose (250mg), peppermint flavour, talc, providone, saccharin sodium, magnesium stearate. Each adult dose (2 tablets) contains 500mg of glucose. Store below 25�C. Rennie Peppermint ( 24 tablets ) Price: �2.75Including VAT at 17.5% Tums Antacid Tums assorted fruit antacid tablets give fast effective relief from indigestion, heartburn and trapped wind. Neutralises excess stomach acid - information and sales from My Pharmacy UK Tums Antacid Tums assorted fruit antacid tablets give fast effective relief from indigestion, heartburn and trapped wind. Neutralises excess stomach acid. Each tablet contains: Calcium carbonate Ph Eur 500mg. Also contains: Sugar, glucose, starch, talc, magnesium stearate. Citric acid flavours: Blackcurrant, lemon and orange. Colours: Violet (E124, E121), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110). Tums Antacid Tums Assorted Fruit Antacid ( 36 tablets - 3 rolls ) Price: �1.69Including VAT at 17.5% I will draw three tables which will help me compare the tablets. Table .1 Composition of each tablet and its cost. Name of tablet Ingredients Number of tablets in a pack Cost Setlers antacid -Calcium carbonate Ph Eur 500mg. ...read more.

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in 5 minutes It reacts with in 2 minutes Setlers antacid produced more bubbles than Andrews antacid and reacted faster and took less time to dissolve in both water and hydrochloric acid. Rennie pepper mint also reacted faster in both water and hydrochloric acid than Bisodol indigestion relief tablets. This shows how faster the tablets works in the stomach. Some of the tablets are swallowed using water. This is done to help the tablet reach the stomach and also for the water to dilute the acid in the stomach and thus making the tablet to work faster. Other tablets are sucked or chewed. When they are chewed, they mix with the saliva and make a concentrated solution which is then swallowed. When this gets to the stomach, it reacts quickly with the acid and gives a relief. Conclusion: My experiment was successful and also the research I have done have supported it. As I predicted the more expensive the ingredients of a tablet the higher the price. The research has proved this because Setlers antacid and Rennie pepper mint costs more due to their composition and their working rate. Also my experiment has proved this because the two tablets dissolved faster and produced more bubbles than the others in both water and hydrochloric acid. Evaluation: Although my experiment was successful, I feel there are several ways in which it could be improved. I used a random amount of hydrochloric acid and water and I did not measure them. If I were to do this experiment again I will measure the amount of hydrochloric acid I'm using and the amount of water I'm using and use a ph scale to test it. I would also use a litmus paper to test the power of hydrogen (PH) of the solution formed. Although I have achieved some results, I feel that they are too few. If I was to do this experiment again, I would compare many tablets and achieve more results. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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