Activated charcoal as an adjunct to phototherapy for neonatal jaundice.

The effectiveness of activated charcoal as an adjunct to phototherapy in reducing plasma bilirubin levels was studied in the jaundiced rat. The administration of charcoal either by feeding or gavage was effective in reducing plasma bilirubin levels in both the adult and suckling jaundiced rat. The combination of charcoal feeding and phototherapy in the… CONTINUE READING