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


Drug Type: Antitoxin

Activated charcoal


Activated charcoal is a specific type of charcoal used as an anti-poison treatment or to treat drug overdoses. It has also shown to help promote kidney function.

However, activated charcoal should NOT be given if any of the following are involved:
  • Acid and alkalis/corrosive substances
  • Cyanide
  • Ethanol/methanol/glycols
  • Eucalyptus and Essential Oils
  • Fluoride
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Heavy metals - Lead, Zinc, etc.
  • Mineral acids - Boric acid
Activated charcoal can be given to birds orally with a dosing syringe, an eyedropper, or lavage tube, although with extreme caution as to avoid aspiration.
Available as an oral suspension 10.4% (104 mg/ml), or as granules 47.5% (475 mg/g).
2000-8000 mg/kg, given orally
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting