Charcoal, Activated
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Charcoal, Activated?

(CHAR kole AK tiv ay ted)

• This medicine is used to treat certain poisonings.

• This medicine is used to relieve excess gas in the stomach.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Diarrhea.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe constipation.

• Severe belly...