Activated Vegetable Charcoal

( Generic Charcocaps Requa Activated Charcoal )

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WALGREENS
$5.39 With Free Coupon
CVS PHARMACY
$9.06 With Free Coupon
HARRIS TEETER PHARMACY Retail

$24.09

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60%

$9.74 With Free Coupon
WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS INC Retail

$24.09

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60%

$9.74 With Free Coupon
SAFEWAY PHARMACY Retail

$24.09

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60%

$9.74 With Free Coupon
WALMART PHARMACY
$12.66 With Free Coupon
COSTCO
$13.19 With Free Coupon
Activated Vegetable Charcoal

Drug Info for activated vegetable charcoal

What is it? Activated charcoal has pores that can trap chemicals. It is typically taken by mouth as a treatment for some swallowed poisons. There is little evidence for other uses.

Charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum. Activated charcoal is made by heating charcoal in the presence of a gas. This process causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or pores. These pores help activated charcoal trap chemicals.

Activated charcoal is commonly used to treat poisoning. It is also used for high cholesterol, hangovers, and upset stomach, but there is no strong scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

  • Kerr Insta-Char
  • Actidose-Aqua
  • Actidose w/Sorbitol
  • CharcoCaps
  • Charco Caps
  • EZ-Char
  • Requa Activated Charcoal
  • Suspension
  • Tablet
  • Granule
  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Capsule

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

This medicine is not for long-term use.

Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.

Liquid: You may need to shake the product container for at least 30 seconds before use.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed on the package label.

Some forms of this product should not be given to a child younger than 1 year. Do not give this product to a child who is younger than 12 years, unless your doctor tells you to.

Drink plenty of liquids to help avoid constipation.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any digestive problems such as a bowel obstruction or constipation.

Tell your doctor if you have a fructose (fruit sugar) allergy. This medicine may contain a sweetener that can cause an allergic reaction if you have a fructose allergy.

Do not use this medicine to treat poisoning unless you are told to do so by a doctor or poison control center. This product can be dangerous if it is not used correctly. Do not give this medicine to a person who is not fully awake.

Many other drugs can interact with activated charcoal. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you are using.

Tell your doctor if you have a fructose (fruit sugar) allergy. This medicine may contain a sweetener that can cause an allergic reaction if you have a fructose allergy.

Do not use this medicine to treat poisoning unless you are told to do so by a doctor or poison control center. This product can be dangerous if it is not used correctly. Do not give this medicine to a person who is not fully awake.

Some forms of this product should not be given to a child younger than 1 year. Do not give this product to a child who is younger than 12 years, unless your doctor tells you to.

Drink plenty of liquids to help avoid constipation.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • New or worsening abdominal pain, or severe constipation
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dark urine, or urinating less often than usual
  • Dark or black stools