Acute oral poisoning, drug overdose

Active Ingredient: Charcoal activated

Indication for Charcoal activated

Population group: only adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

Emergency treatment of acute oral poisoning or drug overdose. Activated charcoal adsorbs toxic substances and reduces or prevents systematic absorption. The shorter the time interval between ingestion of the toxicant and the administration of charcoal activated, the greater is the benefit for the patient. However, as the absorption of massive drug overdoses is often retarded in acute conditions of intoxication, even the delayed administration of charcoal activated may be beneficial. In severe intoxication, repeated administration of charcoal activated is recommended to prevent absorbed drug being released (in an unbound state) in the lower intestinal tract or to expedite the elimination and prevent the re-absorption of any drug undergoing enterohepatic circulation.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

50 g once

Route of admnistration

Oral

Defined daily dose

50 - 50 mg

Dosage regimen

From 50 To 50 mg once every day

Detailed description

50 g activated charcoal, repeated if necessary.

Active ingredient

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.

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