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Description of the medicine: Activated carbon (Carbo activatus)

ACTIVATED CARBON (Carbo activatus).

Black powder without odor and taste. Virtually nerastvorim in conventional solvents.

Coal of animal or vegetable origin, specially processed and having in connection with this a large surface activity, capable of adsorbing gases, alkaloids, toxins, etc.

Applied with dyspepsia, flatulence, food intoxication, poisoning with alkaloids, salts of heavy metals, etc.

Assign inside by poisoning to 20 - 30 g per reception in the form of suspended matter in water; Suspension of activated carbon in water also produces gastric lavage. With increased acidity and flatulence, 1 2 g (in water) is administered orally 3 to 4 times a day. In case of poisoning, a mixture of the following composition is also used: activated carbon, 2 parts, tannin and magnesium oxide, 1 part each; Assign in the form of a suspension of 2 tablespoons mixture to a glass of warm water.

With the use of activated carbon (and its varieties), constipation or diarrhea is possible, impoverishment of the body with vitamins, hormones, fats, proteins.

Contraindicated in the use of coal activated for ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, gastric bleeding.

In connection with the adsorption properties, activated carbon can reduce the effectiveness of concomitant medications.

Feces after the reception of activated carbon is painted black.

Activated charcoal is stored in a dry place separately from substances emitting gases or vapors into the atmosphere.

Activated carbon tablets (Tabulettae Carbonis asivati).

Synonyms: Carbolen, Sarbolenum.

Tablets containing 0.5 or 0.25 grams of activated carbon. More convenient for use than activated carbon in powder; However, they have a slightly lower adsorption activity, since they contain fillers (starch, gelatin, sugar syrup, etc.), which reduce the adsorbing surface. Accepted mainly with meteorism and dyspepsia 1 - 2 - 3 tablets 3 - 4 times a day.

Product: tablets in a package of 10 pieces.