As before, activated carbon is widely used by the population as an ambulance in case of poisoning by certain substances. Doctors often prescribe it when there’s some problem with the gastrointestinal tract.
Activated charcoal has the ability to collect various toxic substances in the body. The charcoal is not absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, and passing through the digestive tract collects harmful substances and leaves the body during defecation.
This drug helps in cases of poisoning drugs, some chemical compounds (except for acids, alkalis, cyanides). The greatest effect from the administration of activated charcoal is achieved in the first 12 hours after the poisoning.
Some diseases are also accompanied by gastrointestinal disorders. These include influenza, rotavirus infection, etc. In these cases, the coal will help to excrete substances, which were formed in result of the activity of infectious agents.
Helps the use of this drug with alcohol poisoning, flatulence, dyspepsia.
It should be remembered that the use of activated carbon on a permanent basis does not make sense. This drug as an ambulance for the body, can only take a few days.