The contents of Eno antacid include sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and citric acid anhydrous. Sodium bicarbonate is an electrolyte. It is used for heartburn, and acidity relief. It is also used as a medication for indigestion and bloating. It gives a quick relief from stomach acidity and is considered, the best treatment for acidity, at home. Eno helps replenish the bicarbonate ions in the body in case of metabolic acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate is useful in the treatment of excessive muscle spasms. Eno fruit salt, contains sodium carbonate which is an electrolyte replenisher .It is used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis, diabetes, and severe dehydration. It is used in severe diarrhea, treatment of drug intoxications, and hemolytic reactions that requires alkalinization of the urine. Citric acid is used in the management of chronic metabolic acidosis, it is used as a synergist to improve the efficacy of antioxidants, used in the treatment of dry mouth. Citric acid has the ability to dissolve the renal stones and prevents encrustation of urinary catheters.
How does the drug work?
Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid which is present as an ingredient in Eno. It works by neutralizing excess acid in the blood. Therefore, it is used for heartburn and indigestion associated with hyperacidity. Sodium bicarbonate also normalizes excess acid in the body fluids. A sodium carbonate anhydrous act by increasing the plasma carbonate levels, buffer the excess amounts of hydrogen ion concentrations, increases the blood pH and alleviates the symptoms of metabolic acidosis. Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is found in fruits. It works as a preservating agent. Citrate salts acts as alkalinisers.
What are the common side effect?
The most common side effects of Sodium bicarbonate include nausea, vomiting, altered taste, muscle pain and twitch, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, mood swings, frequent urination, rapid breathing, and limb swelling. The common side effects of sodium carbonate include stomach upset, difficulty in breathing, skin irritation, abdominal pain, and shock The common side effects of citric acid include irritation and teeth erosion.
Important Info Eno when mixed with water gives an effervescent drink that gives a quick temporary relief from stomach acidity and acid refluxes. It starts its action just in 6 seconds. It is contraindicated in the patients with heart diseases and in whom, low salt in recommended. It is recommended not to take Eno medicine for more than 14 days. Do not take more dose than the recommended. Avoid taking the powder if it is solidified. Do not dissolve Eno drug in fruit juices before consumption, take the drug as mentioned, i.e., with water. Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers must consult the doctor and then use the drug if required.
Simply dissolve the contents of one sachet of ENO powder, or one teaspoon of powder (5ml), in a glass of water (150ml), stir well and drink.
What is the right dose of ENO powder for me?
If you are an adult, or a child who is at least 12 years old, the correct dose is to simply dissolve one sachet (5 g) or one spoonful of powder (5ml) in one cup of water. If you feel that you need it, you may take a second dose after 2-3 hours, but you should not take ENO powder more than two times a day.
How long should I keep taking ENO?
Do not take ENO powder consistently for more than 14 days in a row. If your symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Can I give ENO powder to my children?
ENO powder is indicated for adults and children who are at least 12-years-old.
Can I take ENO powder when I have stomach pain?
ENO powder is indicated for the symptomatic relief of heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and upset stomach due to these symptoms. Consult your doctor before using this product if you have any medical condition.
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