Eno Fruit Salt for Acidity

Details of eno powder for acidity, how to use and what precautions should be taken?

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.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

Eno causes reduction in stomach acidity so it affects absorption of other medicines therefore take other medicines (if any) at different timings.

  1. Please note, in 24 hours not more than 25 gm Eno should be taken.
  2. Do not take Eno if you are on low salt diet as it contains 0.85 gm sodium in one dose.
  3. Store in cool and dark place, away from moisture.
  4. It does not contain any fruit or fruit extract.
  5. It contains sodium. Do not take, if on restricted sodium diet.
  6. It may cause fluid retention.
  7. Do not take in case of liver, heart, or kidney problems.
  8. Do not take in high blood pressure.
  9. Do not take in case of heart problems.
  10. Do not take for more than 14 days continuously.
  11. If your symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
  12. Take other medicines (if any) at different timings.
  13. Do not take, when the content of pack is solidified.

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  1. Great job guys ..all the details are Very helpful .

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