Which medications in the drug class GI decontaminants are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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GI decontaminants

These substances adsorb caffeine after acute injections and limit the absorption of caffeine into the systemic circulation. They are most effective when administered within 1 hour of ingestion.

Activated charcoal (Actidose-Aqua, Insta-Char)

Network of pores absorbs 100-1000 mg of drug per gram of charcoal, preventing absorption of drug in intestine.


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