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charcoal is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

charcoal disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Coating on tongue

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Avoid drinking soft drinks or eating food that increases gas formation. Food that creates gas in one person may not create gas in another. 
  • Do not chew the capsules or soft gels. Swallow them whole.
  • It is better to take charcoal with food or at bedtime. 

Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)