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Are charcoal tablets cure for flatulence?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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