What is Charcoal Digestive Aid?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Charcoal (eucalyptus)

Charcoal capsules are used as a digestive aid to absorb irritants that can cause flatulence or diarrhea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Digestive problems 2 2
Bowel irritability 1 1
Flatulence 1 0
Heartburn 1 1
Indigestion 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Charcoal Digestive Aid

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1

Why patients stopped taking Charcoal Digestive Aid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Charcoal Digestive Aid

Duration

Stopped taking Charcoal Digestive Aid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Charcoal Digestive Aid

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Aug 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for digestive problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

Sep 5, 2011 (Started Aug 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for digestive problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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