Several poisons and drugs require different or additional measures. Medicinal charcoal is not effective in intoxications with organic and inorganic salts as well as solvents eg, for instance, lithium, thallium, cyanide, iron salts, methanol, ethanol and ethylene glycol. Different measures are in these cases indicated to eliminate the poison (eg, gastric lavage). The following table lists important poisons in which medicinal charcoal is ineffective and for which a suitable oral therapy is known: See table.
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In many intoxications, a specific antidote must be administered additionally to medicinal charcoal (eg, acetylcysteine in paracetamol poisoning).
To avoid aspiration in unconscious patients, a physician should administer the suspension of Ultracarbon tablets in water by gastric tube.
In patients undergoing multiple dose, activated charcoal therapy after intoxication, gastrointestinal sounds should be monitored frequently to assess peristaltic action.
Ultracarbon should not be used in cases of poisoning with pesticides.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery:
Ultracarbon tablets has no influence on the ability to drive and use of machines.
Impairment of Fertility:
Use in pregnancy and lactation: