*Corresponding author:Ahed J Alkhatib, Department of Legal Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: June 06, 2018
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Activated charcoal has the ability to adsorb toxic materials, substances, poisons introduced to digestive system including stomach and intestine. The objectives of this study were to review the literature for updates in using activated charcoal for therapeutic purposes. The recent evidence of literature supports the idea of using single use of activated charcoal (SDAC) following overdose of a toxin, chemical substance, drug, or poison. The best results are obtained if activated charcoal is administered immediately following the intake of the chemical substance, however after 6 hours, SDAC still works efficiently. Low doses of activated charcoal can be given, particularly if side effects are likely to be encountered.
Keywords: Activated charcoal, Single dose of activated charcoal (SDAC), Poison, Toxin, Poison