Activated charcoal in the treatment of acute poisoning
The initial management of acute poisoning includes attempts to prevent further absorption of the poison either by removing it from the gut, or rendering it unavailable for absorption. Activated charcoal can adsorb aspirin, paracetamol, barbiturates and certain other drugs in vitro1 and its oral administration has been used to treat self -poisoning.2 Activated charcoal is also widely used as a purifying and decolorising agent and in respirators to adsorb toxic gases.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.