Label: INSTA-CHAR AQUEOUS CHERRY- poison adsorbent suspension

  • NDC Code(s): 66689-202-04, 66689-202-08
  • Packager: VISTAPHARM INC
  • Category: HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Drug Label Information

Updated December 4, 2018

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  • Active Ingredient (per 120 mL)

    Activated Charcoal, USP 25g

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  • Purpose

    Poison Adsorbent

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  • Uses

    • For emergency use to adsorb swallowed poisons.
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  • Warnings

    Do not use

    • until after the patient has vomited, unless directed by a health professional
    • in persons that are not fully conscious
    • unless directed by a health professional, if turpentine, corrosives, such as alkalies (lye) and strong acids, or petroleum distillates, such as kerosene, gasoline, paint thinner, cleaning fluid or furniture polish, have been ingested

    If pregnant or breast-feeding,

    ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.


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  • Directions

    • Shake vigorously to suspend charcoal before use.
    • Remove foil seal underneath cap and replace cap.
    • Cut off delivery tip of bottle 3/4 inch from end to insert drinking straw included with bottle.
    • Pull or cut off tip from included cherry flavor and squeeze flavor into straw.
    • Administer entire 240 mL if possible.
    • Repeat dose immediately with Insta-Char Aqueous base product if possible.
    • If previous attempts to contact a poison control center, emergency medical facility, or health professional were unsuccessful, continue trying.
    • Keep patient active and moving.
    • Save the container of poison.

    Age Dose

    Children 1 t0 12 years old weighing at least 16kg (36 lbs.)

    Adults and children 12 years and over and weighing at least 32 kg (71 lbs.)

    15-30g activated charcoal or 1-2g per kg of body weight. If a second dose is recommended, the additional dose should be Insta-Char in an Aqueous Base unless otherwise directed by a physician.

    50 - 100 g (1-2 adult bottles) or 1-2 g per kg of body weight. If a second borrles is recommended, the additional bottle should be Insta-Char in an Aqueous Base unless otherwise directed by a physician.

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  • Other information

    • Drinking straw and cherry flavor included

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  • Inactive Ingredients

    citric acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sucrose

    Flavor Ingredients
    artificial flavor, citric acid, FD and C red #40, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, water, xanthan gum

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  • Other information

    Drinking straw and cherry flavor included

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  • Questions?

    888-655-1505

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  • INSTA-CHAR AQUEOUS CHERRY 240 ML

    The product packager shown above represents a sample of that currently in use. Additional packagin may also be available.

    Insta-Char Aqueous Cherry Poison Adsorbant, 120mL

    Distributed by: Vistapharm Inc.

    Birmingham, AL 35242

    InstaCharAqCh

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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    INSTA-CHAR AQUEOUS CHERRY 
    poison adsorbent suspension
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:66689-202
    Route of Administration ORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    ACTIVATED CHARCOAL (UNII: 2P3VWU3H10) (ACTIVATED CHARCOAL - UNII:2P3VWU3H10) ACTIVATED CHARCOAL 50 g  in 240 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID (UNII: XF417D3PSL)  
    GLYCERIN (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color      Score     
    Shape Size
    Flavor CHERRY (CONTAINED IN 1ML PACKET) Imprint Code
    Contains     
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:66689-202-08 240 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 12/11/2007
    2 NDC:66689-202-04 120 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 12/11/2007
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    OTC monograph not final part357 12/11/2007
    Labeler - VISTAPHARM INC (116743084)
    Registrant - DSC Laboratories Inc. (097807374)
    Establishment
    Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations
    DSC Laboratories Inc. 097807374 manufacture(66689-202)
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