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Pre-Hospital Use of Activated Charcoal to Absorb Toxins: Guidelines and Evidence for Use

Last updated: May 26, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Result type: Report

Question

  1. Does pre-hospital administration of activated charcoal reduce the clinical effectiveness of acetylcysteine for the management of acetaminophen overdose?
  2. What are the guidelines for use of activated charcoal for acetaminophen overdose?