ToxiBan® is most effective administered as soon as ingestion of a toxicant is suspected. It may be used in some emergencies when absorption of the toxicant is nearly complete or the exposure was via a parenteral route. This latter application usually involves repetitive or multiple doses. Multiple doses may be used to interrupt the enterohepatic circulation of some toxins, thereby preventing thier reabsorption.
Activated charcoal is generally called the "universal antidote" by toxicologists, since it is active in adsorbing most toxicants except inorganic salts and heavy metals. Toxiban is the "gold standard" for treating animal poisioning.
- Available in three formulations (granules, suspension and suspension with Sorbitol)
- MedCharTM, activated charcoal, USP, adsorbs toxins in the gastrointestinal tract
- Kaolin adds extra adsorbing qualities while protecting the intestinal lining
- Sorbitol is a mild hyperosmotic cathartic