Brand Names:
ToxiBan, D-TOX, Acti-Char


Drug Type: Antitoxin

Activated charcoal


Activated charcoal is used as a gastrointestinal absorbent for acute poisoning cases. Examples of types of toxins activated may be beneficial to help absorb from within the bird's gastrointestinal tract include:
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Inorganic arsenic
  • Chemotherapeutic agents
Generally, activated charcoal is not very effective in absorbing petroleum distillates, corrosive agents and most heavy metals.

Form: Available as an oral suspension 10.4% (104 mg/ml), or as granules 47.5% (475 mg/g).

Typical Dosage: As granules: 1-4 g/kg PO once or q6-8h x 3-5 Tx; As a suspension: 6-12 ml/kg PO once or q6-8h x 3-5 Tx
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting