Information about charcoal

    Charcoal uses

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

    How charcoal works

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

    Common side effects of charcoal

    Coating on tongue

    Available Medicine for charcoal

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for charcoal

    • 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 10 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)