What Is ENO?
Eno is an effervescent sodium bicarbonate solution. What does this mean? It works to neutralise excessive acidity in the stomach. Eno is extremely popular in India which is available over the counter. Most ENO advertisements claim to relieve acidity in just six seconds, making it a quick and accessible solution for acidity and discomforting stomach issues.
Is It Safe To Drink ENO In Pregnancy?
Can I take ENO in pregnancy? Is ENO safe during pregnancy? Yes. ENO is safe to consume for pregnant women. However, there is a way to consume this medicine.
If your stomach is full, the gastric emptying time and the time it takes for the antacid to perform is slower than usual. It could take upto a few hours versus just about 20-40 minutes. Hence, taking ENO on an empty stomach is the best way to consume it in order to quicken gastric emptying time. Consuming ENO on an empty stomach also makes sure that the medicine stays inside your body for a shorter period of time.
Experts suggest that antacids in their liquid form perform better than tablets or powders. Dissolving ENO in water is always a good idea.
How To Consume ENO?
Step 1: Tear open an ENO sachet readily available in any market or store nearby.
Step 2: Get a glass of water and dissolve the sachet in it.
Step 3: Drink up!
You can drink this as and when acidity symptoms occur. Acidity can cause immense irritation for pregnant women who need to maintain their health constantly. The gap between the first and next time you consume ENO is about 2-3 hours.
An individual consuming ENO for acidity is not the same as a pregnant woman consuming ENO for acidity. Even if ENO is considered safe for pregnancy and is readily available, do not consume any medication without consulting your gynaecologist beforehand.