Description of the medicine: Activated carbon (Carbo activatus)
ACTIVATED COAL (Carbo activatus).
Flavourless black powder and taste. Practically insoluble in common solvents.
Coal of animal or vegetable origin, specially processed and having in this regard a large surface activity, capable of adsorbing gases, alkaloids, toxins, etc.
Used for dyspepsia, flatulence, food intoxication, poisoning with alkaloids, salts of heavy metals, etc.
Assign inside with poisoning of 20 - 30 g per reception in the form of a suspension in water; A suspension of activated carbon in water also produces gastric lavage. With increased acidity and flatulence, 1 2 g (in water) is prescribed orally 3-4 times a day. In case of poisoning, a mixture of the following composition is also used: activated carbon 2 parts, tannin and magnesium oxide in 1 part; appoint in the form of a suspension of 2 tablespoons of the mixture in a glass of warm water.
When using activated carbon (and its varieties), constipation or diarrhea, depletion of the body with vitamins, hormones, fats, proteins are possible.
The use of activated carbon in case of ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and stomach bleeding is contraindicated.
Due to the adsorption properties, activated carbon is able to reduce the effectiveness of drugs taken simultaneously.
Feces after taking activated charcoal turns black.
Activated carbon is stored in a dry place separate from substances that emit gases or vapors into the atmosphere.
Activated charcoal tablets (Tabuletta Carbonis astivati).
Synonyms: Carbolen, Carbolenum.
Tablets containing 0.5 or 0.25 g of activated carbon. More convenient to use than activated carbon in powder; however, they have slightly lower adsorption activity, since they contain fillers (starch, gelatin, sugar syrup, etc.) that reduce the adsorbing surface. Take mainly with flatulence and dyspepsia, 1 to 2 - 3 tablets 3-4 times a day.
Release form: tablets in packing of 10 pieces.