You will need
- - activated carbon;
- - water.
Activated charcoal is effective in cases of poisoning by food products, alcohol, drugs and salts of heavy metals. The sooner the medicine will be taken, the higher chance that toxins do not have time to cause irreparable harm to the body. Sometimes the internal administration of activated charcoal are shown in combination with gastric lavage aqueous suspension of the drug. Before beginning treatment consult a physician, that he was the most effective treatment regimen.
The minimum dose of activated charcoal in cases of poisoning is one tablet for every 10 kg of body weight. Thus, a person weighing 70 kg needs to take at least 7 pills at a time.
In case of poisoning it would be better if you take activated charcoal as an aqueous slurry. This requires a number of pills, crush to a powder and thoroughly mix in 100 ml of boiled water at room temperature.
Activated charcoal gives the absorption of not only toxins but also drugs that can also be assigned in cases of poisoning. Take drugs at different times. It is advisable to drink first coal, and then a minimum of an hour, other tablets.
Drink the activated carbon is not less than 4 times a day as long as there was no improvement. In the light of cases of the three-day course of treatment in a difficult week. If improvement has not occurred within the specified period, you must re-contact the doctor and review the treatment plan.
With prolonged use of activated charcoal may experience side effects such as constipation, dyspepsia, malabsorption of hormones, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. In the presence of such complications, consult your doctor regarding discontinuation of the drug. Do not take activated charcoal in the presence of individual intolerance, gastric ulcer, intestinal atony and gastrointestinal bleeding.