Treating poisoning or overdose in certain circumstances.
Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension is an adsorbent and laxative combination. Activated charcoal works by binding with the poison in the stomach to decrease absorption of the poison into the body. Sorbitol works to help move the charcoal and poison out of the stomach and intestines more quickly.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension. However, no specific interactions with Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; temporary darkening of the stool; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension:
Store Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Activated Charcoal and Sorbitol Suspension. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.