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Charcoal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Charcoal is also known as: Actidose with Sorbitol, Actidose-Aqua, Actidose-Aqua Advance, Activated Charcoal, Active Carbon, Carbomix, Carbosorb X, Charcoaid, Charcoaid 2000, Charcoaid-G, Charcoal Plus DS, Charcocaps, Charcodote, Charcotabs, Charcotrace, Chem Mart Nasal Decongestant Capsule, EZChar, Healthstream Activated Charcoal, Insta-Char, JL Bragg's Medicinal Charcoal, Karbons, Liqui-Char, Medicoal, Norit, Pharmacia Carbosorb

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017

Charcoal Pregnancy Warnings

Charcoal has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. No animal or human reproductive or fetotoxicity studies have been done. There appears to be no apparent toxicity associated with therapeutic dosages of activated charcoal administered once or for short periods of time.

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Charcoal Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of charcoal into human milk. However, adverse effects to the nursing infant are not anticipated since charcoal is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Actidose-Aqua (charcoal)." Paddock Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Actidose-Aqua (charcoal)." Paddock Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Further information

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

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