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Activated Charcoal


Treats certain types of poisonings. Also used for bloating and intestinal gas.

Brand Names

Requa Activated Charcoal
Kerr Insta-Char

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this product if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed on the package label. Some forms of this product should not be given to infants. Do not use this product in children under the age of 12 years old, unless your doctor tells you to.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
New or worsening abdominal pain, or severe constipation.
Severe diarrhea.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Dark-colored urine, or urinating less often than usual.
Nausea or vomiting.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.