Treating poisoning or overdose in certain circumstances.
Actidose-Sorbitol suspension is an adsorbent. It works by binding with the poison in the stomach to decrease absorption of the poison into the body. Some brands of Actidose-Sorbitol suspension also contain a laxative, which helps to move the charcoal and poison out of the stomach and intestines more quickly.
Actidose-Aqua and Actidose-Sorbitol
Constipation; diarrhea; temporary darkening of the stool; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking charcoal / sorbitol:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).