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Optimum charcoal

Brand names: ezchar insta-char optimum charcoal actidose-aqua charcocaps char-flo aqueous base
Drug classes: antidotes, miscellaneous gi agents

What is Optimum charcoal?

Common charcoal can be made of wood, coconut shells, peat, or coal. "optimum charcoal", a refined form of charcoal, contains pores that can trap and block other chemicals from entering the body.optimum charcoal can be used to treat chemical poisoning.alternative medicine has used optimum charcoal to treat gas and indigestion.

There is no way to know if optimum charcoal can be used as a treatment for any medical condition. The fda has not approved the use of this product for medical purposes. This medicine is not intended to replace medication prescribed by your doctor.

Optimum charcoal can be sold as an herbal supplement. Many herbal compounds are not manufactured to regulated standards, and some supplements on the market have been found to be contaminated with toxic drugs or metals. To minimize the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source.the optimum charcoal can be used in other ways than those listed in the product guide.

Side effects of Optimum charcoal

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

While not all side effects are known, optimum charcoal has been thought to be safe for the majority of people when used over a short time period and may even be safe if used on a long-term basis.

Optimum charcoal can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Constipation is severe.
  • Sore or severe throat, or severe heartburn.
  • Dehydration—dizziness or confusion, feeling thirsty, or sweating.

Optimum charcoal can cause a variety of side effects.

  • Constipation is a common symptom.
  • Black stools

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The fda can be contacted at 1-800-fda-1088 to report side effects.

Similar/related drugs

Simethicone, mylanta, aluminium ydroxide/magnesium  ydroxide/simethicone,, olytely, gas-x, alka-seltzer original, and charcoal activated


Please read all instructions on the label or package of your product. Inform your healthcare provider of any medical conditions, allergies and medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

This product should not be used without medical advice for the treatment of poisoning. If used to treat poisoning from certain chemicals, such as paint thinner, kerosene or gasoline, turpentine, lye, and strong acids, it may have more serious consequences.

If you've ever:

  • Slow digestion;
  • A blockage of your digestive tract

Consult your doctor before using the product if you are pregnant or nursing.tell your carers, if possible, if you're pregnant or nursing during an emergency.don't give herbal or health supplements to children without consulting a doctor.

How to take Optimum charcoal?

To treat a poisoning, call the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.consult your doctor before using activated carbon. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal or health supplements.use optimum charcoal only as directed on the packaging or by your doctor, pharmacy, or other healthcare provider. Use only the recommended amount of this product.shake the suspension. Use the measuring device provided (not a spoon) to measure a dose.

Do not chew, crush, break, or open the capsule or tablet.before swallowing the granules, or powder, you must mix them with liquid.wait until a person has vomited to treat a poisoning caused by not attempt to treat poisoning if the person is experiencing seizures or is not fully aware. Call for emergency medical assistance immediately.take optimum charcoal before or after meals to treat gas or indigestion. Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

What happens if i miss the dose?

When needed, optimum charcoal is used. You can skip a missed dose if you have a schedule. Never use two doses in one go.

What happens if i overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Interaction with other drug

The body may have a harder time absorbing other medications you take orally if you use optimum charcoal. This medicine should be taken at least one to two hours before or after other medications.

Other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products, may also affect optimum charcoal. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.