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KTC-Act. Charcoal

KTC-Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal's trade name Actidose
Class Absorbent
Description Activated charcoal is a specially prepared charcoal that will absorb and bind toxins from the gastrointestinal tract
Indications Acute ingested poisoning
Onset/Duration Immediate
Contraindications Uncontrolled airway, Ingestion of: Cyanide, mineral acids, caustic alkalis, organic solvents, iron, ethanol, methanol
Adverse Reactions May cause nausea and vomiting, constipation, black stools
Dosage/Route 1g/kg mixed with at lease 6-8 ounces water PO or via NG tube
Created by: james.p