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is it normal activated charcoal made me throw up? bought at a health food store

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
To manage poisoning: ...but some take activated charcoal to prevent gas, reduce high cholesterol, prevent hangover, address cholestasis. Maybe the reason you took the product, not the product itself, was the reason for your vomiting?
Answered on May 22, 2017
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