Can I take activated charcoal during my pregnancy to relieve my bloating?

30-year-old woman5 years ago
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30-year-old woman · 5 years ago
I sometimes suffer from gas and diharee bloating during my pregnancy
Philippe De Grandpré · 5 years ago
Activated charcoal has been studied to a limited extent in pregnancy. The data available to us do not suggest that it is problematic to use it on a short-term basis. The dose used in this study was 50 g 3 times a day for a maximum of 8 days. Therefore, I cannot recommend long-term use of the product. If you have already taken a few doses, it does not seem to be a problem. Since you are pregnant, it is important to discuss with a health professional (your doctor or pharmacist) to make sure that the treatment of diarrhea is adequate. We want to avoid dehydration and also another gastrointestinal problem that may require evaluation by your doctor
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