Caffeine

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Caffeine Information

Caffeine is a prescription medicine. It is typically used for the treatment of Migraine, Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Secondary and off-label uses of Caffeine have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Caffeine. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Caffeine as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Caffeine are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Caffeine's effect is Mild during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Caffeine has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Caffeine related warnings section.

Caffeine can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Caffeine in conditions like Peptic Ulcer, Heart Disease, Liver Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Caffeine contraindications section.

Besides this, Caffeine may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Caffeine is safe while driving, and is addiction.

  1. Caffeine Benefits & Uses
  2. Caffeine Dosage & How to Take
  3. Caffeine Side Effects
  4. Caffeine Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Caffeine with Other Drugs
  6. Caffeine Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Caffeine
  8. Caffeine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Caffeine Benefits & Uses

Caffeine is used to treat the following -

  1. Migraine Primary
  2. Fatigue
  3. Headache
  4. Lethargy
  5. Apnea, Infantile
  6. Common Cold
  7. Sinusitis
  8. Hypersomnia
  9. Respiratory Distress Syndrome Primary

Caffeine Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Caffeine

Caffeine

Caffeine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Caffeine is used -

  1. Insomnia Mild
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Dyspepsia
  4. Tremor
  5. Irritability
  6. Gastritis Moderate
  7. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
  8. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)

Caffeine Related Warnings

Is the use of Caffeine safe for pregnant women?

Caffeine has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

Mild

Is the use of Caffeine safe during breastfeeding?

Caffeine may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Caffeine on the Kidneys?

Caffeine is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Caffeine on the Liver?

Caffeine does not damage the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Caffeine on the Heart?

You can take Caffeine without any fear of damage to the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Caffeine with Other Drugs

Caffeine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Caffeine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Caffeine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Panic Attack and Disorder
  2. Arrhythmia
  3. Hyperthyroidism
  4. Peptic Ulcer
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Liver Disease
  7. High Blood Pressure
  8. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  9. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Frequently asked Questions about Caffeine

Is this Caffeine habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Caffeine can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Caffeine since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Caffeine is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Caffeine for mental disorders.

No

Caffeine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Caffeine

It is safe to take Caffeine with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Caffeine

Consuming Caffeine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 488
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