Information about Caffeine

Caffeine Uses

Caffeine is used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity. It reduces the number of episodes of interrupted breathing in premature newborns.

How Caffeine works

Caffeine is a stimulant which works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (adenosine and phosphodiesterase).

Common side effects of Caffeine

Restlessness, Increased heart rate, Increased production of urine
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Available Medicine for Caffeine

CapneaCipla Ltd
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CafirateSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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CafneonNeon Laboratories Ltd
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Expert advice for Caffeine

  • Caffeine helps in the treatment of interrupted breathing in premature babies.
  • It is given by mouth or via a gastric feeding tube by a doctor or nurse.
  • If you are breast-feeding while your infant is treated with Caffeine, do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as caffeine passes into breast milk.


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