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side effects of activated charcoal tablets

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
SaveItForABarbeque: Activated charcoal adsorbs lots of stuff but is not used for"food poisoning"unless due to a toxic chemical,not the type of food poisoning from bacteri ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: No.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Activated charcoal is unlikely to treat the side effects of chemo. You should talk to her doctor as there are medications to address side effects of c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience in Dentistry
Yes : If bad breath is coming from you stomach, activated charcoal will help neutralize the odor. If it is coming from your mouth ir from gum disease it wil ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Activated charcoal binds to the medicine in the gut to prevent further absorption to the blood stream.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Nothing serious: But it would not do you any good, so why are you wasting your money like this? Glutathione has no medical use for any illness.
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None: Charcoal is not approved for any disease. Doctors may use it for treatment of poisoning, but there is no indication for self treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Absorbs...: ...Many drugs and toxins as well as gets bacteria to stick to it, and carries them out of the bowel.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Peppermint oil: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems, dizziness, seizures or loss of co ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Acitrom: see: http://www.medindia.net/doctors/drug_information/acenocoumarol.htm
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Here's info, but: Always disuss this sort of question when your Dr prescribes any medication. Also alternatives, do's/don'ts. pros and cons, what to expect. This needs ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Not studied: There does not seem to be any formal research on the side effects of this medication. However, as it's main ingredients are vitamins A & D, and ri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No problem: No known interactions between the two. You can take them together if indicated.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Limited: Carnitine has been proposed as a treatment for many conditions because it acts as an antioxidant -- but it has never been proven scientifically to be ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple: Furosemide is used to reduce salt/water in body and thus treat edema, heart failure or high bp. Chief side effects include low potassium levels, gout ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
For IBD: Headache, nausea, body aches, dry mouth, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, and acne are some. You should only be taking this under a doctors care, for ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not really: Both will slow down your bowels, possibly causing constipation, but loperamide will not make the effects of hydrocodone (in terms of pain relief) any ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effect ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Side effects: Side effects for dormicum (midazolam or versed) include the following: coughing, shortness of breath, muscle twitches, uncontrollable movement. If the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Effects of Warfarin: Warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist, hence it will block all the vit k dependent clotting factors preventing the formation of the fibrin clot. It eff ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Niacin flush free: Read this for some information : http://chealth.Canoe.Ca/channel_section_details.Asp?Text_id=5495;channel_id=44;relation_id=48477.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Side effects.: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/dexamethasone-side-effects.html

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