- What other names is Coffee Charcoal known by?
- What is Coffee Charcoal?
- How does Coffee Charcoal work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Coffee Charcoal.
People take coffee charcoal for diarrhea.
Coffee charcoal is sometimes applied directly to the mouth and throat for swelling (inflammation) or to the skin for infected wounds.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diarrhea, when taken by mouth.
- Mouth and throat swelling (inflammation), when applied directly.
- Infected wounds, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of coffee charcoal during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Coffee charcoal absorbs substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking coffee charcoal along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction, take coffee charcoal at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011