People use coffee charcoal for diarrhea and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Crohn disease.
- A long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS).
- A type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis).
- Mouth and throat swelling (inflammation), when applied directly.
- Infected wounds, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Coffee charcoal is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when applied to the skin. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if coffee charcoal is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with COFFEE CHARCOAL
Coffee charcoal absorbs substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking coffee charcoal along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction, take coffee charcoal at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
Be cautious with this combination
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