Details of Caffeine Salt (Generic Drug)

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Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It works by stimulating the brain. Caffeine is found naturally in foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, colas, energy and chocolate. Botanical sources of caffeine include kola nuts, guarana, and yerba mate. Caffeine is used to restore mental alertness or wakefulness during fatigue or drowsiness. Caffeine is also found in some headache and migraine medications, in certain dietary supplements used for weight loss, and in many popular energy drinks.


Typical Uses

Caffeine is used occasionally to help you stay awake and alert when you are feeling tired and drowsy. Caffeine is a mild stimulant. This medication should not be used to replace sleep. This medication should not be used in children younger than 12 years old.


Side Effects

Common side effects of caffeine include difficulty sleeping (insomnia) nervousness or anxiety irritability nausea headache. Contact your medical professional immediately if you have serious allergic reactions (difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, rash, hives, or itching) diarrhoea vomiting rapid heart rate or palpitations increased blood pressure or chest pain.


Drug Interactions

• Caffeine+tizanidine- Using tizanidine together with caffeine is generally not recommended. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of tizanidine. This may cause blood pressure to fall excessively, especially when you rise from a sitting or lying position.


Mechanism of action

Caffeine is a drug which belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. Caffeine acts against a chemical called adenosine in the body, and thereby reduces pain. Caffeine also stimulates the brain (central nervous system), heart, and muscles and improves the drive to breathe.


Pregnancy Category : C


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