Activated charcoal

Active ingredient:

Activated charcoal

Drug description:

This medication is an absorbent of intestinal toxins.

Forms available:

Paste for oral administration.


Prevents the adsorption of toxins or drugs present in the digestive tract.


This medication should not be used, unless indicated by a veterinarian, in animals with gastrointestinal obstruction.

For more information on this subject, it is best to discuss with a veterinarian or consult the monograph that accompanies this product.

Side effects:

May cause diarrhea or constipation.

If the preparation also contains sorbitol, it may soften stools or cause vomiting.

For more information on other possible side effects, please refer to the monograph that accompanies this product.

Recommended monitoring :

Make sure that the animal's condition improves and that it does not suffer from any side effects.

Also, check for signs of intoxication related to the toxins ingested.

Drug interactions:

Wait at least 3 hours between the administration of activated charcoal and any other oral medication.

It is important to notify the veterinarian if the animal is already receiving medication when administering activated charcoal.


At room temperature.


The stool of the animal will be black following the administration of activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal is inefficient to adsorb the following substances: ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol, xylitol (see acetylcysteine), heavy metals, iron salts.