Treating poisoning or overdose in certain circumstances.
Actidose with Sorbitol suspension is an adsorbent and laxative combination. Activated charcoal works by binding with the poison in the stomach to decrease absorption of the poison into the body. Sorbitol works to help move the charcoal and poison out of the stomach and intestines more quickly.
Actidose with 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).