Poisoning

 

An oral suspension of activated charcoal (AC) should be considered in poisonings when gastrointestinal decontamination of a xenobiotic is indicated, and AC can be administered within 1 hour of ingestion. Careful consideration of the contraindications (click here) should occur prior to treatment with activated charcoal.  

The recommended target dose of AC was 1 g/kg of bodyweight, but at least tenfold the estimated weight of the suspected toxin, the maximum being 50 g.  

Single dose activated charcoal for gut decontamination:

After ingestion of a potentially toxic substance, Single Dose Activated Charcoal (AC) is the most applied decontamination procedure . It is easy to use, inexpensive and safe . With increasing lag-time between toxin-ingestion and AC-application the efficacy of AC to decontaminate declines rapidly . Thus, AC should be applied as soon as possible. Pre- and extra-hospital AC-application may shorten this lag time . This implies AC application by non-medical persons (=laypersons). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5615092/

https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2013-08/activated-charcoal-bottom-line-monograph

It is also good to remove toxins from kidney patients

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19238909

 

 

Activated charcoal seemed to have the best risk:benefit ratio among gastric lavage, ipecacuanha, or supportive treatment if given within four hours of ingestion (Paracetamol over dose).  

Oral activated charcoal in the treatment of intoxications. Role of single and repeated doses.

Activated charcoal for acute overdose:

 

see more here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Oral+activated+charcoal

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5182683/pdf/brforeignmcrev72717-0157.pdf 

Best review http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:VpLBriTisvsJ:www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/2/182/pdf+&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 medical and evironmental application of charcoal http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.893.7300&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Charcoal in food and drinks

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/scienceandfood/2016/08/23/activated-charcoal/#.W4m_F-hKiUk

To buy Nano Charcoal in USA  and in India