Charcoal activated Other names: Activated carbon

Molecular mass: 12.011 g/mol  PubChem compound: 297

Active ingredient description

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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A07BA01 Medicinal charcoal A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07B Intestinal adsorbents → A07BA Charcoal preparations
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
Actidose-Aqua Advance Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
CARBOMIX Granules Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 16291-96-6
DrugBank Drug: DB09278
KEGG Drug: D03251
PubChem Compound: 297
RxNorm Ingredient: 272
UNII Identifier: 2P3VWU3H10

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