Capnea Solution

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Introduction

Capnea Solution is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of apnea (a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts) of prematurity. It facilitates normal breathing and reduces interrupted breathing in premature newborns.

Capnea Solution is given under the supervision of healthcare professionals. It is given by mouth or via a gastric feeding tube only. Remember, if you are breastfeeding while your infant is treated with this medicine, then do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as this passes into breast milk.

Some common side effects of using this medicine are restlessness, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, increased heart rate. Consult your doctor if these persist for a longer duration or get worse. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce these side effecrts. 

Uses of Capnea Oral Solution

  • Apnea of prematurity

Side effects of Capnea Oral Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Capnea

  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Capnea Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Capnea Solution may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Capnea Oral Solution works

Capnea Solution is a stimulant. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (adenosine and phosphodiesterase) leading to stimulation of the brain and respiratory system in premature newborns. This reduces the number of episodes of interrupted breathing and helps the newborns breathe on their own.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Capnea Solution.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Capnea Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Capnea Solution should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Capnea Solution may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Capnea Solution in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Capnea Solution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Capnea Solution helps in the treatment of interrupted breathing in premature babies.
  • If you are breast-feeding while your infant is treated with Capnea Solution, do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as caffeine passes into breast milk.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Xanthine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Adenosine receptor (A1 & A2) antagonist

Patient concerns

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Capnea oral solution 1ml is ba Doctor's have told to give capnea oral solution for 3 months but its not available at any pharmacy so plz help me nd my little 2months baby by replacing another syrups of same formula
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Share with me contents and strength of capnea
i usually get migraine pain due to tension developed by using computers. I am Photophobic. when ever i travel a lot in bright sunlight i get headaches . i used to take DART Tablet. which has a combination of Paracetamol(300 mg),Caffeine(50 mg),Phenazone(150 mg). DART helped me to deal with this. Recent days i am not able to get this tablet. can you help me getting the right substitute?? thanks in advance.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take Capnea 20mg + calpol 250 mg simulataneously
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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: May, 2023

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