Activated Charcoal

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dunks406
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18368
Filename:
Activated Charcoal
Updated:
2010-05-08 18:32:53
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Activated Charcoal
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Activated Charcoal
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  1. Class
    Absorbent
  2. Pharmacology and Actions
    Activated Charcoal is a specially prepared charcoal that will adsorb and bind toxins from the GI tract.
  3. Idications
    Acute ingested poisoning
  4. Contraindications
    • - Uncontrolled airway
    • - Ingestion of cyanide, mineral acids, caustic alkalis, organic solvents, iron, ethanol, and methanol
  5. Precautions and Side Effects
    • - Vomiting
    • - Abdominal cramping
    • - Abdominal bloating
    • - Constipation
  6. Dosage (Adult / Pedi)
    1 g/kg mixed with 6 to 8oz of water PO or NG tube

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