Eno is proprietary antacid powder from Glaxo Smith Kline. It is available in three popular flavours regular, Lemon and Orange.
This OTC medicine and very easily available in general stores and medicine shops. Here are details of this powder.
Ingredients of Eno per 5 g
- Sodium bicarbonate 2.32g
- Citric acid 2.18 g
- Anhydrous sodium carbonate 0.50 g
- Total sodium content, 0.85g
- It does not contain any fruit or fruit extract.
Uses of Eno
Eno gives relief from acidity, gas, nausea, gastric discomfort, bloating, and heart burn.
How to take Eno?
Add Eno powder (5 gm) in a glass of cold water and drink. If required repeat after 2-3 hours.
Eno causes reduction in stomach acidity so it affects absorption of other medicines therefore take other medicines (if any) at different timings.
Please note, in 24 hours not more than 25 gm Eno should be taken.
Do not take Eno if you are on low salt diet as it contains 0.85 gm sodium in one dose.