Misadventures with activated charcoal and recommendations for safe use.

  title={Misadventures with activated charcoal and recommendations for safe use.},
  author={Laurie S. Mauro and James J Nawarskas and Vincent F. Mauro},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={28 7-8},
OBJECTIVE To review published reports of adverse effects associated with single- and multiple-dose activated charcoal therapy, and to formulate recommendations for safe use of activated charcoal therapy. DATA SOURCES A manual search of Index Medicus from 1970 to December 1993 was conducted for English language articles; bibliographies of the resultant articles were also scanned. STUDY SELECTION Cases were included if they were described in full detail, resulted in significant morbidity or… CONTINUE READING