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Generic Name: Caffeine Capsules and Tablets (cah-FEEN)
Brand Name: Examples include NoDoz and Vivarin
Caffeine is used for:
Restoring mental alertness or wakefulness if you are experiencing fatigue or drowsiness. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It works by stimulating the brain.
Do NOT use Caffeine if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Caffeine :
Some medical conditions may interact with Caffeine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Caffeine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Caffeine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Caffeine :
Use Caffeine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Caffeine .
Important safety information:
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Caffeine . This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.
If you suddenly stop taking Caffeine , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including dizziness, headache, unusual tiredness, irritability, muscle tension, or nausea.
Possible side effects of Caffeine :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include agitation; anxiety; confusion; frequent urination; irregular or fast heartbeat; muscle twitching; ringing in the ears; seizures; stomach pain; trouble sleeping.Proper storage of Caffeine :
Store Caffeine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Caffeine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Caffeine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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