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Charcoal Information

Charcoal Benefits & Uses

Charcoal is used to treat the following -

Charcoal Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Charcoal


Charcoal Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Charcoal is used -

  1. Coating On Tongue
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Constipation

Charcoal Related Warnings

Is the use of Charcoal safe for pregnant women?

Charcoal can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Charcoal right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.


Is the use of Charcoal safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Charcoal. Immediately discontinue Charcoal if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor says it is safe for you.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Charcoal for kidney.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Liver?

Charcoal is completely safe for liver.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Heart?

You can take Charcoal without any fear of damage to heart.


Severe Interaction of Charcoal with Other Drugs

Charcoal should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Charcoal Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Charcoal unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Drug Allergy
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Malnutrition

Frequently asked Questions about Charcoal

Is this Charcoal habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Charcoal is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Charcoal will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

Yes, Charcoal is safe.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Charcoal in mental disorders is not effective.

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Charcoal Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Charcoal

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Charcoal with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Charcoal

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Charcoal.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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