You will need
  • - Activated carbon;
  • - boiled water.
The drug in pill or in the form of an aqueous suspension ingested. Dosage of activated charcoal depends on the weight and age of the child. For the preparation of a suspension of the required number of tablets of coal dissolve in half a glass of water. Children activated charcoal is administered at the rate of 0.05 g per kilogram of body weight, taken 3 times a day. The maximum single dose of 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight of the child. The course of treatment in acute diseases is 3 to 5 days, up to 14 days while allergies and chronic diseases. On the recommendation of the attending physician in two weeks to repeat the course.
In cases of acute poisoning to make the child gastric lavage with the use of aqueous suspensions of activated charcoal, then allow 20-30 grams of coal inside. Flatulence and digestive problems the coal get inside 3-4 times a day, 1-2 year Course of treatment in this case is from 3 to 7 days.
Remember, the pills come in different weights. For very young children you can purchase activated charcoal in the form of granules, paste or powder this medicine is more soluble in water.
Note that between the administration of activated charcoal and eating of food or other drugs should not be less than two hours. Otherwise, activated charcoal, interacting with the drugs will reduce the absorption and effectiveness of treatment.
If you do not notice the child feel better after taking activated charcoal, call the ambulance.