Charcoal tablets & capsules
- Drugs List
- Therapeutic Indications
- Precautions and Warnings
- Pregnancy and Lactation
- Side Effects
Oral formulation of charcoal activated.
Relief of symptoms of indigestion, wind, heartburn, dyspepsia & flatulence
600mg to 1200mg, taken three times a day.
Children aged 12 to 18 years
(See Dosage; Adult)
Children under 12 years
Hereditary fructose intolerance
Precautions and Warnings
Glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome
Preparation contains sucrose
Activated charcoal will adsorb many oral drugs administered concurrently
Advise patient stools may be discoloured
Pregnancy and Lactation
Charcoal activated is considered safe for use during pregnancy.
The manufacturer advises charcoal activated may be used safely during pregnancy.
Charcoal activated is considered safe for use during breastfeeding.
The manufacturer states charcoal activated may be used safely when breastfeeding.
Patients should be aware that activated charcoal will discolour the stool black.
It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.
The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111
Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet ( https://www.toxbase.org/ ) or if this is unavailable at the backup site ( https://www.TOXBASEbackup.org/ ).
Last Full Review Date: October 2019
Summary of Product Characteristics: Charcoal 300mg tablets. J L Bragg Limited. Revised April 2018.
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