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Charcoal Information

Charcoal Benefits & Uses

Charcoal is used to treat the following -

  1. Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Allergies Primary
  2. पेट की गैस
  3. Drug Overdose

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 may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Charcoal again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Charcoal safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Charcoal. If you see any side effects, stop taking Charcoal immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Charcoal again, only after your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Kidneys?

There are no side effects of Charcoal on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Liver?

There are no any side effects of Charcoal on the liver.


What is the effect of Charcoal on the Heart?

You can take Charcoal without any fear of damage to the 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?

Charcoal does not cause addiction.


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

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Charcoal since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

Yes, Charcoal is safe for use.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Charcoal is not used to treat mental disorders.


Charcoal Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Charcoal

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Charcoal together with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Charcoal

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Charcoal with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 85