Charcoal activated

Activated carbon

Therapeutic Indications

Charcoal activated is indicated for:

Acute oral poisoning, drug overdose

Irrespective of gender only Infants (40 days - 1 year old) , Children (1 year - 12 years old)

Emergency treatment of acute oral poisoning or drug overdose. Activated charcoal adsorbs toxic substances and reduces or prevents systematic absorption. The shorter the time interval between ingestion of the toxicant and the administration of charcoal activated, the greater is the benefit for the patient. However, as the absorption of massive drug overdoses is often retarded in acute conditions of intoxication, even the delayed administration of charcoal activated may be beneficial. In severe intoxication, repeated administration of charcoal activated is recommended to prevent absorbed drug being released (in an unbound state) in the lower intestinal tract or to expedite the elimination and prevent the re-absorption of any drug undergoing enterohepatic circulation.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 25-50 g once

Acute oral poisoning, drug overdose

Irrespective of gender only Adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) Adults (18 years old or older)

Emergency treatment of acute oral poisoning or drug overdose. Activated charcoal adsorbs toxic substances and reduces or prevents systematic absorption. The shorter the time interval between ingestion of the toxicant and the administration of charcoal activated, the greater is the benefit for the patient. However, as the absorption of massive drug overdoses is often retarded in acute conditions of intoxication, even the delayed administration of charcoal activated may be beneficial. In severe intoxication, repeated administration of charcoal activated is recommended to prevent absorbed drug being released (in an unbound state) in the lower intestinal tract or to expedite the elimination and prevent the re-absorption of any drug undergoing enterohepatic circulation.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 50 g once

Contraindications

Active ingredient Charcoal activated is contraindicated in the following cases: