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Charcoal Overview

Charcoal is a light black residue consisting of carbon, and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen (see char and biochar). It is usually an impure form of carbon as it contains ash; however, sugar charcoal is among the purest forms of carbon readily available, particularly if it is not made by heating but...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcoal

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charcoal interaction with medications
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Does charcoal tablets interact with Zocor, Nexium, Zoloft or Flomax ? I have diverticulitis and wat to use it to help with the gas problem from high fiber diet. ## There are no problems listed between using it and your medications, but you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. ## Can I take charcoal tablets while I am taking Lipitor Antorvastatin ? ## You should be fine, there should not be any interactions between Lipitor and charcoal. Of course it is always a good idea to verify with your doc since they know your medical history too.
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activated charcoal tablets
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what is it used for and how safe is it. and what other medicine you should not use with it. ## It is supposedly a very safe medicine to take. Activated charcoal is a traditional remedy for treating excess stomach and intestinal gas. It works by attracting excess gas in the stomach and bowels, which binds to the surface of the charcoal powder. This relieves the discomfort caused by excess gas (flatulence), wind, indigestion and heartburn. The charcoal is not absorbed from the gut. Activated charcoal is also used in hospital emergency departments to treat poisoning. However, when used in this way, activated charcoal is given in much larger doses than those contained in this preparation. You should never attempt to treat poisoning yourself with this preparation. Cases of poisoning should a...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Round black pill, no markings
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I found a pill bottle in my house full of these. They have no markings on them, and they are a bit powdery. They kind of resemble the 'black snake' fireworks, but I know for a fact that they are not. I'm thinking it might be carbon, but I got no idea. ## With no markings and going by that description, some type of carbon/charcoal would be my best guess as well. Learn more activated carbon details here. If you look at the images on Google, there are some that look exactly like that. It's hard to be certain with any product like this though, so the best thing you can actually do would be to dispose of them. What type of bottle was it? A pharmacy bottle? And if so, was it one of the older glass ones?
Updated 2 years ago.
 
nifuroxazid
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Can nifuroxazid from enterofuryl cause vaginal spotting? I have been taking it for 2 days now with active charcoal to reduce severe gastroenteritis.
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side effect for taking 2tablet a day?
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i want to know if taking a lot of activated charcoal what will be the side effect.
Updated 3 years ago.
 
Votmine
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Mum seek clinical consultation, was given Charcoal Tab, Domperidone (Motilium) & Dhaperazine (Stemetil) and given an injection of Votmine Inj 50mg/ml (Dimenate) as she was really sicked with headache and very high blood pressure. She had double strokes 4 hours later after the consultation. Does those drugs help reduce high pressure?? Why did the GP not send her straight to hospital for proper medical attention?
Updated 5 years ago.
 
ez char
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charcoal
Updated 8 years ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Charcoal
  • Capsule: 260mg
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 15g/120ml, 25g
  • Suspension: 15g/120ml, 25g, 25g/120ml, 30g/120ml, 50g
  • Tablet: 250mg, 260mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Charcoal or a similar ingredient: (8 results)


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