Caffeine (Anhydrous)

Description

Caffeine (Anhydrous) is a naturally occurring methylxanthine derivative used as a CNS stimulant, to restore mental alertness and wakefulness in patients experiencing fatigue or drowsiness.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Caffeine (Anhydrous)

  • Agitation
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Uses of Caffeine (Anhydrous)

What is it prescribed for?

  • CNS Stimulation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15 to 45 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to caffeine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

This medicine is usually taken on an as-needed basis.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Tizanidine

Duloxetine

Theophylline

Fluvoxamine

Lithium

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of serious cardiac disorders such as severe hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. In patients with mild to moderate liver diseases, the medicine should be used with caution. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Peptic ulcer disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with peptic ulcer disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor in case of any undesirable side effects or if the drowsiness and fatigue persist or continue to recur.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine helps the patients experiencing drowsiness and fatigue to stay alert and awake.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

CNS stimulants

Schedule

OTC

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.glowm.com/resources/glowm/cd/pages/drugs/c000.html

Caffeine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00201

DailyMed - ALERT - caffeine tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 4 April 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=d221f66d-06bb-44e8-a01b-f5919f5c52d2

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Apr 2018

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