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Actidose Aqua Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is charcoal (Actidose Aqua)?
- What are the possible side effects of charcoal?
- What is the most important information I should know about charcoal?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking charcoal?
- How should I take charcoal?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking charcoal?
- What other drugs will affect charcoal?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since charcoal is often taken only when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of charcoal is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking charcoal?
Do not take charcoal with any other medicine. Take your dose of charcoal at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after a dose of any other medicine. Charcoal binds to other drugs and can make them less effective, which could become dangerous.
What other drugs will affect charcoal?
There may be other drugs that can interact with charcoal. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about charcoal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Actidose Aqua Information
- Actidose Aqua Drug Interactions Center: activated charcoal oral
- Actidose Aqua Side Effects Center
- Actidose Aqua FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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