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There are no known absolute contraindications to the use of activated charcoal, however, it is not an equally effective adsorbent for all toxins. It should be used with caution, if at all, in patients who have ingested corrosive agents since the activated charcoal may obscure endoscopic visualization of esophageal and gastric lesions produced by the corrosive. The use of a cathartic with activated charcoal may not be advised if a patient has significant fluid or electrolyte abnormalities. Actidose with Sorbitol should not be used in infants due to the possibility of excessive catharsis. Young children should not receive cathartic doses of sorbitol unless hospitalized and under the immediate care of a physician.

Usage in children

Actidose with Sorbitol is not recommended in children less than one year of age.

Usage During Pregnancy Or Lactation

Safe use during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua should be used during pregnancy or lactation only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. No ter-atogenic effects have been noted in rabbits or rats.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/6/2008


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