Highlighting activated charcoal's great effectiveness in treating drug overdoses and poisonings in both humans and animals, this comprehensive, single-source reference brings together vital information from every significant study on the use of activated charcoal for medical purposes-describing all available charcoal products and their characteristics.
Details activated charcoal's ability to reduce the systemic absorption of a vast array of drugs, chemicals, and biochemical substances-including analgesics, antipyretics, sedatives, alkaloids, snake venoms, and bacterial and fungal toxins.
Table of Contents
Historical Background of Activated Charcoal
Fundamentals of Activated Charcoal and the Adsorption Process
Properties of Antidotal Charcoal
The Nature of Drug Absorption, Distribution, and Elimination
Basic Details of Pharmacokinetic Modeling
Methods for Treating Poisoning and Drug Overdose
The Design of Clinical Studies and Data Treatment
Some Basic Aspects of Antidotal Charcoal
The Classic Studies of Andersen
Effects of Activated Charcoal on Major Classes of Drugs and Chemicals
Effect of Charcoal on Other Classes of Drugs
Effect of Administration Time, Food, and Gastric pH
Effect of Multiple Doses of Charcoal
Ipecac, Cathartics, and Charcoal: Interactions and Comparative Efficacies
The Development of Palatable Formulations
Hazards Associated with Antidotal Charcoal Use
Effect of Charcoal on Various Inorganic Substances
Effect of Charcoal on Endogenous Biochemicals
Use of Charcoal to Treat Poisoning in Animals
Reports from the Soviet Union
Resins and Clays as Sorbents
Other Medicinal Uses of Charcoal in Humans
Other Biochemical and Biological Uses of Charcoal
This book is the standard printed work for information on the medicinal uses of activated charcoal…an extraordinary book.
"-The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
"…Well written and amply documented…this will be a major reference in the field. Highly recommended.
"-Journal of Controlled Release