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Compliance for single and multiple dose regimens ofsuperactivated charcoal: A prospective study of patients in a clinical trial

Mohamed, Fahim; Sooriyarachchi, M. Roshini; Senarathna, Lalith; Azhar, Shifa; Sheriff, M H Rezvi; Buckley, Nicholas; Eddleston, Michael


Background. Although activated charcoal is widely used for the treatment of self-poisoning, its effectiveness is unknown. An important consideration is patient compliance since poor compliance will limit effectiveness. We aimed to describe compliance in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) performed in Sri Lanka, presuming that this would set the upper limits for compliance in routine clinical use. Method. 1,103 patients randomized to single or multiple (six doses q4h) 50 g doses of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Toxicology (Informa Healthcare)
DOI: 10.1080/15563650600981145


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