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 I have been experiencing an left upper abdomen cramp every time I run. It comes on very quickly into my run.?
I am an 18 year old male and I have been running for a couple months now. I am in good shape. The first time I got the cramp it was a mile into my run. It not comes almost immediately. At one point ...


 Something is stuck in my throat?
I accidentally swallowed gum now it feels like something is stuck in there?...


 I've got a really thumping headache and nausea. Would hot or cold water in a hot water bottle help?
Had the painkillers, but they're not touching it. Is heat or cold applied helpful or would it make it worse....


 What are some good treatments for wrist pain? ?
My wrist has been hurting since Saturday and I didn't really complain until now. What can I do to make it stop hurting? Thanks....


 My feet hurt really bad!?
I just got back from a party and my feet hurt so bad from the high heels... What should I do? Is it ok if I ask my bf for a foot massage?...


 Problems....................?
im feling very dizy and sck i think im gona faint and throw up all at the same ...


 What can i do for my headache....i have tried Motrin ...bubble bath .....dark room?
Nothing is helping >>>>>>...


 My girlfriend has a constant headache?
She wakes and goes to bed with a headache (and no I am not talking about me). Does anyone know what causes this in woman? Another site stated that it can be hormonal changes....


 When you're in pain, what do you do?
Do you cry, or laugh it off? Or just pretend like it doesn't hurt?...


 Do you suffer from cramp in your calves?
It's terrible so painful it's unbelieveable sometimes, a hot water bottle on the back of my leg worked last night but it's still twitching and trying to go in to spasm today, any ideas ...



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Activated Charcoal



Activated Charcoal is a supplement used when accidental poisonings have occurred. The charcoal helps absorb the poison and carry it out of the body. It is also used to treat high cholesterol, diarrhea, upset stomach, and gas. Other names for Activated Charcoal include: Active Carbon, Adsorbent Charcoal, Carbo Activatus, Carbon Active, Carbon Attivo, Decolorising Charcoal, and Medicinal Charcoal. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

 
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Activated Charcoal

Uses
Activated Charcoal is a supplement used when accidental poisonings have occurred. The charcoal helps absorb the poison and carry it out of the body. It is also used to treat high cholesterol, diarrhea, upset stomach, and gas. Other names for Activated Charcoal include: Active Carbon, Adsorbent Charcoal, Carbo Activatus, Carbon Active, Carbon Attivo, Decolorising Charcoal, and Medicinal Charcoal. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Storage
  • Keep all medicine locked up and away from children.
  • Store medicine away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places.
  • Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work.
  • Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need.
  • Never share your medicine with others.


How To Use
  • Talk with your caregiver about how much Activated Charcoal you should take.
  • The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Activated Charcoal.
  • If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle.
  • Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

Side Effects
  • Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects.
  • Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it. Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest . Chest pain . Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you ... are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement) . are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine . are breastfeeding . have any other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease.


Drug Interactions
  • Before taking Activated Charcoal, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .

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