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Charcoal Capsules

MEDICAL DEVICE CLASS 2a

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The Charcoal Capsules contains medicinal charcoal for the treatment of diarrhoea and food, heavy metal and drug poisoning. Bacteria and toxic substances that cause diarrhoea are bound in a purely physical manner so that they are made harmless and are then excreted together with the medicinal charcoal. As a result, the duration of complaints can be shortened considerably. Proven natural active ingredient. Also suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children aged 12 years and over.

  • Key features and benefits
    • Medicinal charcoal is usually obtained from plant raw materials such as wood, peat or nutshells.
    • Due to its large surface, medicinal charcoal has the property of binding and transporting a multitude of substances. It is therefore used to eliminate bacteria and toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. 
    • Medicinal charcoal is a proven remedy for diarrhoea and poisoning. In poisoning emergencies, it is used in large quantities to remove toxins in the digestive tract from the organism.
    • Medicinal charcoal is not absorbed by the body but excreted through the digestive tract with the toxins and bacteria bound to it. The duration of complaints can therefore be shortened considerably.
    • Ideal for travelling.
    • Free from gluten and lactose.
  • Ingredients

    Activated charcoal, chlorophyll copper complexes, titanium dioxide, hypromellose.

  • Instruction for use

    Adults and children aged 12 years and over: 3-4 capsules, each containing 200 mg of activated charcoal, daily. The daily dose may be increased to 5 capsules, if required. In the event of diarrhoea, take the charcoal capsules until your bowel movements have returned to normal. If the treatment has not helped after three days, please consult a doctor. In the event of poisoning, the dose may be increased without hesitation to up to 50 capsules, which are mixed with water to form a paste. In such a case, it is advisable to also take a saline laxative 30 to 60 minutes later.

  • Further information

    PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS: Not suitable for children under the age of 12. Charcoal capsules may not be taken in the event of hypersensitivity to activated charcoal or to any of the other ingredients. Do not use charcoal capsules after the expiry date stated on the pack.

    Extra care is needed when taking charcoal capsules in the event of: Diarrhoea accompanied by fever, poisoning with corrosive materials and poisoning with pesticides. Charcoal capsules should not be used in the event of poisoning with corrosive materials (strong acids or caustic solutions), as this could impede diagnostic procedures such as oesophagoscopy and gastroscopy.

    Charcoal capsules should not be taken concomitantly with other medicinal products, as their efficacy may be diminished. Medicinal charcoal may interact with oral contraceptives. You should therefore use an alternative effective and safe method of contraception during treatment. Please inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken/used or intend taking/using other medicinal products.

    If you stop taking the capsules or want to finish treatment earlier than planned the complaints may return in this case.

    SIDE EFFECTS associated with the use of charcoal capsules have not been observed to date. If you notice any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. After very high doses, such as the doses consumed in the event of poisoning, constipation or intestinal obstruction may occur in individual cases. This may be prevented by administering saline laxatives.

  • Storage advice

    Store in a dry place at 25 °C or below.