ISSN 2398-2950      

Charcoal activated

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Introduction

Name

  • Charcoal activated.

Class of drug

  • Adsorbent.

Uses

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Indications

  • Toxic oral ingestions.
  • Effective in cases of intoxication with organophosphates   Organophosphorus poisoning  , carbamates   Carbamate poisoning  , chlorinated hydrocarbons, strychnine   Strychnine toxicity  , ethylene glycol   Ethylene glycol poisoning  , 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 such as N-acetylcysteine and syrup of ipecac.

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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