Depending on the severity of the case, 2-4 Ultracarbon tablets are administered 3-4 times daily.
Half this dose is recommended for children.
Ultracarbon tablets should be taken on an empty stomach with plenty of liquid. Allow Ultracarbon tablets to disintegrate in water with stirring, or take whole with liquid. Milk or milk products are not suitable.
Ultracarbon tablets should be used until the stools have returned to normal. If the patient has not responded to treatment after about 3 days, other therapeutic or diagnostic measures must be taken.
In acute intoxications, depending on the severity of the case, medicinal charcoal must be administered in higher doses (0.5-1 g/kg body weight). Adults receive 2-4 Ultracarbon tablets per kg body weight, children 3-4 Ultracarbon tablets per kg body weight. This corresponds to the following regimen: (See Table 1.)
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Stir Ultracarbon tablets in water to make a paste and administer in small quantities. Milk or milk products are not suitable. In unconscious patients a doctor, or a nurse under medical supervision, should administer the suspension of Ultracarbon tablets in water by gastric tube. Administration may be repeated at intervals of 2-4 hours. Due to the risk of hypochloraemia the suspension should be given in isotonic saline or full electrolyte solution when multiple doses are administered. It is recommended to additionally administer 1 tablespoonful (adults) or 1/2 -1 tablespoonful (children) of sodium sulfate (Glauber's salt) in 1 glass of water 30-60 minutes later. This saline laxative induces rapid intestinal passage. By this measure the poison, which is bound to the charcoal, is removed from the intestinal tract before part of the poisonous substances can be liberated.
The sooner the charcoal is administered after intoxication, the stronger the effect. Ultracarbon tablets should be administered as soon as the intoxication is detected.
Flatulent adults should take 1-2 tablets of Ultracarbon immediately after meal and repeat it every 2 hours.