What is carbotural?

Carbotural® is the trademark of a product that uses activated charcoal as the main element , a compound of vegetable origin that belongs to the line of supplements with detoxifying properties, to protect the body from the harmful effects of some toxic substances .

To highlight: This natural product is produced in Argentina by the company TRB Pharma, SA and distributed in Mexico by VALEANT FARMACÉUTICA, SA de CV . (1)

What is carbotural used for?

  • Thanks to its mechanism of action, carbotural® is used as a medicine that acts as an absorbent material for toxic molecules contained in gases and substances, to alleviate the symptoms associated with certain gastrointestinal conditions.  
  • It is used to treat:

Dosage and routes of administration of carbotural

Carbotural® comes in a box with 60 tablets, containing 250 mg activated carbon. The administration of this substance is orally and the way of dosing can be as follows: 

  • Tablets: Take 2 to 4 tablets after each meal. 

Carbotural Side Effects

Therapeutic treatment with carbotural® can cause in a certain group of people , any of the following adverse reactions mentioned below: 

  • Possible appearance of allergic reactions by contact with any component of the substance.
  • Diarrhea, constipation and vomiting.
  • Possible darkening of feces.
  • Decreases the absorption of nutrients.
  • It can reduce the effect of medicines.

Important: If you start a detoxification therapy with carbotural® and some of these symptoms appear, please stop taking it and consult your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of carbotural

The consumption of carbotural® is contraindicated in any of the following situations: 

  • Hypersensitivity of the patient to the components of the product.
  • In patients with decreased or absent peristalsis.
  • In case prior to endoscopic studies.

You should know: Before consuming this drug, please provide all the necessary information to your doctor about your health history .

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to activated charcoal.


  • Products such as carbotural® must be administered with prescription or medical prescription.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions during consumption.
  • Do not exceed the indicated dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs to treat other diseases.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.

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