Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Charcoal activated

Contributor(s): Lauren Trepanier

Introduction

Name

  • Charcoal activated.

Class of drug

  • Absorbent.

Uses

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Indications

  • Toxic oral ingestions.
  • Effective in cases of intoxication with organophosphates Organophosphorus poisoning , carbamates Carbamate poisoning , chlorinated hydrocarbons, strychnine, ethylene glycol Ethylene glycol poisoning , inorganic and organic arsenical and mercurial compounds, and polycyclic organic compounds (most pesticides).
  • Also useful in minimising the effects of dermal toxicants which may be ingested following grooming.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Will reduce the absorption and therefore efficacy of orally administered drugs, such as N-acetylcysteine and syrup of ipecac.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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