cathartic

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cathartic

(kəthär`tĭk): see laxativelaxative,
drug or other substance used to stimulate the action of the intestines in eliminating waste from the body. The term laxative usually refers to a mild-acting substance; substances of increasingly drastic action are known as cathartics, purgatives, hydrogogues,
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cathartic

[kə′thär·dik]
(pharmacology)
Any drug, such as castor oil, mineral oil, or a laxative, that causes defecation.

cathartic

a purgative drug or agent
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Theoretically use of a cathartic agent such as magnesium sulfate, magnesium citrate, or sorbitol, along with activated charcoal makes a lot of sense.
Be aware that some activated charcoal products already contain a cathartic agent; if you use one of these, do not give an additional cathartic.