The poisoning can not wait for vomiting or diarrhea, and to start taking "Activated charcoal" immediately. If vomiting has already started, then between bouts is recommended to drink plenty of fluids and take crushed coal – as the toxins leave the stomach faster, they are in a much smaller amount goes to the intestines. For each washing use 10 g of powder. That's about 20 pills. Keep in mind, however, the presence of the drug in the first aid kit as you will need enough tablets for oral administration after the vomiting ends.

How to give "Activated charcoal" adult

Starting therapy follow with large doses of "Activated carbon", the optimum dosage of 0.5 g per 10 kg of body weight for an adult of normal stature is allowed to take 10-15 tab. at the same time. The dosage is usually due to the severity of food poisoning and the intensity of symptoms. To wash down the coal need large amounts of water, otherwise it may be constipation or intestinal obstruction. If you have the opportunity and time, it is better to crush tablets and make the drug in powder form. After 6-12 hours the activated carbon is re-taking at a dosage of 0.5 to 1.5 g (1.3 tab.), treatment continued for 3 days, taking "Activated charcoal" twice a day 0.5-1.5 g If symptoms persist, you must consult a doctor. Simultaneously an adult with any weight is allowed to take no more than 30 tab. "Activated carbon".

How to give "Activated charcoal" children

Children first year of life drugs activated charcoal to give based on the rate of 1 g to 10 kg, giving preference to more convenient dosage forms, or carefully crushed the pill to a fine powder. Allowed to take up to 2 grams at a time. Children 1 to 5 years once allowed until 5 tab., to further reduce the dose to 1-2 tablets. twice a day. Children from 5 to 13 years of age and older administered to 7 tab. once, further reducing the dose to 1-3 tab. Twice a day. Children over the age of 13 "Activated carbon" give as well as adults.

If you want to drink more than 2 pills, take the correct dose of the drug within hours, as a large amount of water in the stomach can trigger vomiting. In the case when the patient is prescribed additional therapy, or the patient takes medications on a regular basis, "Activated carbon" is given not earlier than 3-4 hours after ingestion, with the exception of emergency cases. This is due to the fact that chelators are indiscriminate and removed from the body as toxins and nutrients. For this reason they are not recommended to take 2-3 hours after a meal.

Enter "Activated carbon" through the rectum in the composition of the enema, as it can cause irritation of the rectum. Any therapeutic effect is absent in this case.