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Activated charcoal

pequis
Contributor(s):

Vetstream Ltd


Introduction

Name

  • Activated charcoal.

Class of drug

  • Adsorbent.

Uses

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Indications

  • Toxic oral ingestions.
  • Effective in cases of intoxication with organophosphates, carbamates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, strychnine, ethylene glycol, inorganic and organic arsenical and mercurial compounds, and polycyclic organic compounds (most pesticides).
  • Also useful in minimizing 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.

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
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