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Charcoal / sorbitol Side Effects

Applies to charcoal/sorbitol: oral suspension.


Frequency not reported: Fecal discoloration, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal obstruction[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, severe hypernatremic dehydration (with use of excessive amounts in pediatric patients)[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Aspiration producing airway obstruction and fatalities, bronchiolitis resulting in death after aspiration of activated charcoal[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Actidose Plus Sorbitol (charcoal-sorbitol)." Perrigo, L. Company (2019):

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