Activated Charcoal Study
Protocol: STUDY00004592
Full Title
Does a soft drink mixture improve tolerance of activated charcoal in the adult poisoned patient without affecting efficacy? A randomized crossover trial
The purpose of this study is to learn if mixing activated charcoal with a soft drink improves the taste of the charcoal without affecting its ability to prevent absorption of medicine.

This study involves three visits, one for assessing eligibility and two study dates. During the study dates you will take a charcoal-mixture with water or a soft drink after taking acetaminophen. You will have blood draws at time intervals to find out your blood acetaminophen levels. Study takes place at UB's South campus.

Technical Description

To determine if a soft drink and activated charcoal mixture adequately reduces systemic absorption in healthy adults who have taken acetaminophen.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adult male ages 18-35.
Have no liver, kidney, or GI medical conditions.
Have no history of drug or alcohol abuse.
This study enrolls people who have been invited to participate.
Age Group: Adults
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email and someone will assist you.
Thank you for your interest. This study has restricted recruiting for participants and is not accepting inquiries at this time. If you are interested in learning more about research at UB contact