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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


No medicine available

Expert advice

  • It is better to take charcoal with food or at bedtime. 
  • 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)