Activated charcoal lines the intestinal wall and adsorbs toxins, limiting their absorption into the systemic circulation.

Size: 100 mL bottle

Dosage and Administration

For oral use. Best administered within 1 hour of toxin ingestion.

Shake bottle well before opening and using.

If possible and not contraindicated, first administer an emetic drug or perform gastrointestinal lavage.

Administer 5 mL of Carbodote per kg of bodyweight, orally or by a feeding tube.

If necessary, repeat every 4 to 6 hours for chemicals that are known to undergo enterohepatic cycling.

In cases of large volume ingestions, Carbodote dose may be increased to 20 mL/kg bodyweight.

For animal consumption only.


Activated charcoal (24 g per 100 mL) in glycerine.


Situations where activated charcoal is contraindicated or of little benefit: Carbodote should not be administered if a patient has potential gastrointestinal injury or perforation or is likely to be presented for gastrointestinal surgery, or if there is either intestinal obstruction or recurrent vomiting. It should not be administered by mouth if a patient has compromised airway protective reflexes or impaired consciousness. Carbodote is contraindicated as a treatment for ingestion of corrosive substances (acids and bases), liquid hydrocarbons and surfactants. Carbodote is unlikely to be of benefit in cases of ingestion of the following chemical groups:

  • AlcoholsInorganic salts
  • Metals
  • Organic solvents (e.g. acetone)
  • Cyanides

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