Trade Names:Actidose-Aqua- Liquid 208 mg/mL
Trade Names:Actidose with Sorbitol- Liquid 208 mg/mL
Trade Names:CharcoAid- Suspension 15 g- Suspension 30 g
Trade Names:CharcoAid 2000- Liquid 15 g- Liquid 50 g- Granules 15 g
Trade Names:Liqui-Char- Liquid 208 mg/mLCharcodote (Canada)Charcodote Aqueous (Canada)Charcodote TFS (Canada)
Inhibits GI absorption.
Emergency treatment of poisoning by most drugs and chemicals.
Treatment of diarrhea, stomach gas, and excessive flatulence.
None known. Ineffective for poisonings by cyanide, mineral acids and alkalis. Not particularly effective for poisonings by ethanol, methanol, and iron salts.
PO/Gavage tube 30 to 100 g (or 1 g/kg or about 5 to 10 times amount of poison ingested) as suspension (mixed with 6 to 8 oz water).GI Dialysis
PO/Gavage tube 20 to 40 every 6 h for 1 to 2 days; alternate aqueous suspension and sorbitol suspension.
Store in tightly closed container. Premixed suspension can be stored for up to 1 yr.
Decrease the absorptive capacity of drug.Other medications
May have decreased effectiveness because of absorption by activated charcoal (eg, oral acetylcysteine used as antidote for acetaminophen overdose).Syrup of ipecac
Inactivated because of absorption by activated charcoal. Do not administer together.
None well documented.
Vomiting; constipation or diarrhea; black stools. Sorbitol may cause loose stools and vomiting.
Pregnancy category undetermined.
Use under health care provider's supervision so fluid and electrolyte balance can be monitored properly.
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