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Do they still use activated charcoal at the ER for overdoses?
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Mazin Albert
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In brief: Activated charcoal
Yes, activated charcoal is still used in ers for overdoses such as promethazine, salicylates (aspirin), acetaminophen.
As long as charcoal is administered within 1-2 hours of ingestion.

In brief: Activated charcoal
Yes, activated charcoal is still used in ers for overdoses such as promethazine, salicylates (aspirin), acetaminophen.
As long as charcoal is administered within 1-2 hours of ingestion.
Mazin Albert
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