Activated charcoal is a Medicine belongs to Chelators Antidotes and Antagonists group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1539   Edition : 38  

  ►   Brandname : Actidose-Aqua, Charcoal Plus, Carbonet, Adsorba C
  ►  Strength : Injection with .  Slurry with

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1537   Edition : 38  
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, SC, nasogastric
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1537   Edition : 38  

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓

Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Acute oral poisoning Oral 50 gm q.i.d.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1537   Edition : 38  



Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Acute oral poisoning nasogastric 1 gm/kg q.i.d.

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 1538   Edition : 38  
►  Side Effect : Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhea, Black faeces, Blackening of mucous membrane, Thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, Local pain, Stinging, Pulmonary aspiration, Black tongue, Hypocalcaemia, Reduced gastrointestinal motility, Intestinal obstruction , Intestinal perforation, Haemoperfusion, Granuloma, Foreign body reactions, Charcoal embolism, Hypocalcaemia
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1538   Edition : 38.  

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Activated charcoal is with Oral Medication, ,  Methionine or L-methionine
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1539   Edition : 38.  


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Activated charcoal has the potential to reduce the absorption of many drugs from the gastrointestinal tract and simultaneous oral therapy should therefore be avoided. Care is needed if a specific oral antidote such as methionine is given since adsorption of the antidote may decrease its effectiveness; it has been recommended that activated charcoal should be cleared from the stomach or avoided if oral antidotes are to be used.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1539   Edition : 38.  


►  Contraindication : NA
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Activated charcoal can adsorb a wide range of plant and inorganic poisons and many drugs including salicylates, paracetamol, barbiturates, and tricyclic antidepressants; when given orally it reduces their systemic absorption from the gastrointestinal tract
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1537   Edition : 38.  

Pathway of DIETARY Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- steamed charcoal with same compound.  

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • antidotes --- ( "Charcoal, Activated". The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Retrieved 23 April 2014. )

  •   ►  URL --
  • https://www.drugs.com/monograph/charcoal-activated.html .

  • DIETARY Substance Interactions


    ​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



    ContraIndication DIETARY Substance


    ​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

    ►   Route of Elimination :   NA

    ►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA

    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA