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Charcodote Side Effects

Generic name: charcoal

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 20, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about charcoal. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Charcodote.

Applies to charcoal: oral capsule. Other dosage forms:

Serious side effects of Charcodote

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

Other side effects of Charcodote

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to charcoal: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral delayed release tablet, oral granule for reconstitution, oral powder for reconstitution, oral suspension, oral tablet.


Frequency not reported: Gastrointestinal obstruction (with multiple dose therapy), bowel obstruction (secondary to antiperistaltic effects of carbamazepine overdose)[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Airway obstruction (after aspiration of charcoal (the active ingredient contained in Charcodote) including fatalities), bronchiolitis obliterans resulting in death (several weeks after charcoal aspiration)[Ref]


1. (2001) "Product Information. Actidose-Aqua (charcoal)." Paddock Laboratories Inc

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.