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Doctor insights on: Does Taking Activated Charcoal Really Work Against Parasites

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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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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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Would paracetamol not work anymore if you swallowed activated charcoal and n-acetylcysteine capsules?

Would paracetamol not work anymore if you swallowed activated charcoal and n-acetylcysteine capsules?

Diminished effect: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is an anti pyretic that metabolises mainly in the liver. If you swallow paracetamol with activated charcoal it considerably decreased its absorption and if you take n acetyle cystein with it, it protect liver from the damage which could be caused by paracetamol metabolite as potent oxidant. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal be used simultaneously with simethicone? The seem to work in opposite ways. Trying to treat chronic intestinal bloating.

Can activated charcoal be used simultaneously with simethicone? The seem to work in opposite ways. Trying to treat chronic intestinal bloating.

Yes: Actually there is tablet called flatulex which contains both activated charcoal and simethicone. There are so many combination products for bloating otc. If bloating is serious problem, please see your doctor. May be you want to consider cutting down on your alcohol use. ...Read more

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How good does activated charcoal work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

How good does activated charcoal  work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

See doctor: If this is a persistent problem, you should talk to your doctor. Although activated charcoal has been touted for its ability to relieve bloating, I have never seen it worked on anyone. I am not unaware of any set dose for this product and thus just read the direction on the product label and follow it if you want to try it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

Possibly not: What is the purpose of taking it daily? If it is for bloating, you need to see your doctor to find out the cause. Although not been studied, I am cautious about taking charcoal regularly since I am uncertain on its potential cancer-causing effect. At any rate, it is better to find out the cause than to mask the symptoms. ...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