Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 2/2/2022
Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua Side Effects Center

What Is Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua?

Actidose-Aqua (activated charcoal suspension) is an antidote used to treat stomach pain caused by excess gas, diarrhea, or indigestion, and to relieve itching related to kidney dialysis treatment and to treat poisoning or drug overdose. Actidose-Aqua is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua?

Common side effects of Actidose-Aqua include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • black stools,
  • bloating, or
  • constipation.

Additional Information

Our Actidose-Aqua (activated charcoal suspension) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, activated charcoal is thought to be likely safe for most people when used for a short period of time, and possibly safe when used long term.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe constipation;
  • severe heartburn or sore throat; or
  • dehydration --dizziness, confusion, feeling very thirsty, less urination or sweating.

Common side effects may include:

  • constipation; or
  • black stools.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua (Activated Charcoal Suspension)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Activated charcoal with sorbitol has produced severe hypernatremic dehydration when used in excessive amounts in pediatric patients.25,27

Aspiration of activated charcoal has been reported to produce airway obstruction and a limited number of fatalities have occurred.28,29,30,31 Bronchiolitis obliterans resulting in death has developed several weeks after the aspiration of activated charcoal.32

Gastrointestinal obstruction associated with the use of multiple dose activated charcoal therapy has been reported.33 An overdose of carbamazepine was responsible for the antiperistaltic effects which led to bowel obstruction.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua (Activated Charcoal Suspension)

© Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Actidose with Sorbitol and Actidose-Aqua Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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