Activated Carbon won’t prevent the absorption of these chemicals in the human body. It was on the list of the essential WHO’ medicines, and it is the safest and most effective medicine that the health care system needs.
Activated Carbon is used to treat poisoning cases and extra dose after oral ingestion. Activated Carbon capsules or tablets in many countries are used as an over-the-counter drug to treat diarrhea, indigestion and flatulence. Nevertheless, activated carbon has no effect on Intestinal gas and diarrhea. It is medically ineffective in general, if poisoning resulted from the ingestion of corrosive agents, boric acid and petroleum products. Especially, it is also ineffective against poisoning with strong acids and alkalis, cyanide, and iron.