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Can I use Activated Charcoal 260mg on an upset stomach + gas + nausea due to ulcers and gastritis? Can Activated Charcoal help?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

I am aware of At least symptom improvement taking the charcoal.
However, I am unaware of any literature that it is therapeutic.

In brief: Yes

I am aware of At least symptom improvement taking the charcoal.
However, I am unaware of any literature that it is therapeutic.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: May help

There are more effective medications like antacids(maalox),ppi's(prilosec,nexium),h2 blockers(zantac,pepcid).
Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. follow a bland diet. Ginger is effective in relieving nausea. Persistent abdominal pain, black stools, vomiting are all worrisome symptoms.

In brief: May help

There are more effective medications like antacids(maalox),ppi's(prilosec,nexium),h2 blockers(zantac,pepcid).
Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. follow a bland diet. Ginger is effective in relieving nausea. Persistent abdominal pain, black stools, vomiting are all worrisome symptoms.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: It helps

Gas pains but you also need an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor

In brief: It helps

Gas pains but you also need an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor
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