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Doctor insights on: Activated Charcoal Cures

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Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

Charcoal: Activated charcoal can indeed absorb paracetamol (we call it Acetaminophen in the U.S.) and it is often used in overdoses if the paracetamol is still in the stomach and not yet absorbed into the bloodstream. However, massive doses of charcoal are needed. It would not be possible to accomplish the same detoxification with charcoal capsules. ...Read more

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Does activated charcoal clean meth?

Does activated charcoal clean meth?

Partially: Activated charcoal only partially binds to drugs and medication in the stomach. It does not completely block the passage of drugs into the body. It just lessens that. ...Read more

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Does taking activated charcoal really work against parasites?

Does taking activated charcoal really work against parasites?

Hmmm....: This is usually used to induce vomiting in cases of accidental/overingestions of medications to purge the stomach. It may have an benefit with parasite treatments; but it is not the standard of care. Please consult your doctor before you start playing one! ...Read more

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Will activated charcoal tablets help for bad breath?

Will  activated charcoal tablets help for bad breath?

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 will have no effect. ...Read more

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Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more

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Activated charcoal for food poisoning, what to do?

Activated charcoal for food poisoning, what to do?

It's not really: Known to be effective for "food poisoning". It's more so used for toxic ingestions like overdose ingestion of phenobarbital. It's only anecdotally used for classic "food poisoning". I would consider just avoiding it. ...Read more

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Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

Rx for gas not cure: Charcoal is an absorbent. It can decrease gas, but it can cause constipation, black stools, interfere with absorption of meds and nutrients. Good idea is to find out the cause of the flatulence, to make sure there isn't a treatable disorder, e.g. Parasites, celiac sprue, pancreatic disease, ibd, polyps, etc. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

If you take it with: If you take it with alcohol at the same time it might, alcohol tend to get absorbed into blood stream rather quickly, and the activated charcoal doesn't get absorbed into blood. So it is unlikely to help with etoh poisoning. ...Read more

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Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

? content: The problem is that these supplements are unregulated and untested for safety, purity and safety. If this contains charcoal it could turn stools black. You in fact do not know what you are taking. ...Read more

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Does activated charcoal reverse the effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?"

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Does activated charcoal reverse the effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?"

No: Activated charcoal binds to the medicine in the gut to prevent further absorption to the blood stream. ...Read more

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Could activated charcoal work as a toothpaste?

Could activated charcoal work as a toothpaste?

Not a good idea: While some properties of activated charcoal may make it seem like an ideal toothpaste alternative, it is way too abrasive. It's use will result in severe tooth erosion (especially at the gum line) and severe gum recession. The end result is that it will cause more problems then it will solve. ...Read more

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Is activated charcoal a type of carcinogen?

Is activated charcoal a type of carcinogen?

Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal powder is not a carcinogenic substance. Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed, the fats drip down onto the red hot charcoal briquettes (not activated charcoal powder), which then get seared, resulting in the formation of carcinogenic substances (hca's & benzopyrene), which next rise upward and lastly are absorbed into the barbecued meat! ...Read more

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Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?

Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?

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 bacteria or viruses. Some say it's OK for gas but i don't think so.It comes as tablets & as a liquid mixture.The mixture can get really messy & tastes like Hawaiian poi.Take too much and it will constipate you.And if you take medications it will adsorb them ...Read more

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Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Yes and no. : Pasteurization will kill off many pathogens but they will come back if the food is not stored properly after pasteurization. ...Read more

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Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Have better options: According to the big book....you are right....and in use in many countries.....however, you have better and safer and more effective trestments ...Read more

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Has anybody used homeophatic remedies to prevent the flu?

Has anybody used homeophatic remedies to prevent the flu?

Flu: Yes but it is difficult to know if it worked since some individuals who don't take the remedy will not get the flu and some who take it will not get the flu. ...Read more