PHARMACEUTICAL / MEDICAL
Due to their absorptive and purification characteristics activated carbons are incorporated into various medicinal products to lower cholesterol levels and treat cholesterol during pregnancy. They also work as an anti-flatulent prior to abdominal radiography procedures. During blood dialysis toxins are absorbed and potentially life-threatening contamination are prevented. Over the counter stomach remedies also incorporate activated carbons in the treatment of diarrhea, indigestion and flatulence.