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Charcoal / Sorbitol Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 25 g; 50 g

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Gastrointestinal Decontamination

Adults weighing 32 kg or more: Single dose: 50 to 100 grams activated charcoal orally

Comments:
-Multidose use is not recommended due to excessive cathartic action

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastrointestinal Decontamination

12 years and older and 32 kg or more: Single dose: 50 to 100 grams activated charcoal orally
1 to under 12 years and older and 16 kg or more: Single dose: 15 to 30 grams activated charcoal orally

Comments:
-Multidose use is not recommended due to excessive cathartic action.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

US BOXED WARNING(S):
-If possible call a poison control center, emergency medical facility, or health professional for help before using this product; if help cannot be reached quickly, follow directions on the label.
-Read the warnings and directions as soon as this product is purchased.
-Insert emergency phone number(s) in space provided on the label.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-There are no known contraindications, however it is not equally effective for all toxins
-Use with caution, if at all, if corrosive agents are ingested as the activated charcoal may obscure esophageal and gastric lesions caused by the corrosive.
-Use is not advised in significant fluid or electrolyte abnormalities
-Do not use in young infants due to the possibility of excessive catharsis
-Young children should not receive cathartic doses of sorbitol unless hospitalized and under the immediate care of a physician.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.