Medicament

Activated Charcoal


Activated Charcoal (Carbo Activatus)

Activated Charcoal (Carbo Activatus)

Pharmacological properties
Coal animal or vegetable origin, having a specially shaped and therefore high surface activity, is able to adsorb (absorb) gases alkaloids (nitrogen-containing organic compounds of natural, bowl of vegetable, origin, having physiological activity; some are used as drugs), toxins (harmful substances), etc.

Indications for Use
Apply for dyspepsia (digestive disorders), flatulence (intestinal gas), food poisoning, poison alkaloids, salts of heavy metals, etc.

Method of application
Assign inside for poisoning by 20-30 g per reception in suspension in the water. A suspension of activated charcoal in water also produce gastric lavage. At high acidity and flatulence appointed interior 1-2 g (in water) 3-4 times a day. The poisoning also used a mixture of the following composition: Activated Charcoal, 2 parts of tannin and magnesium oxide and 1 part; designate as a slurry of 2 tablespoons of mixture into a glass of warm water.

Side effects
When using Activated Charcoal (and its varieties), possible constipation or diarrhea, depletion of body vitamins, hormones, fats, proteins.

Contraindications
Do not use Activated Charcoal for ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, gastric bleeding. In connection with the adsorption properties of Activated Charcoal can reduce the effectiveness of both drugs. Feces after ingestion angle activated turns black.

Storage Conditions
Coal activated store in a dry place separate from substances emitting into the atmosphere gases or vapors.

Pharmaceutical group: Sorbents

Active substance: Activated Charcoal.