Drug Trade Name: Cafcit
Category: CNS Stimulants
Generic Name: Caffeine Citrate
Introduction and Quick Information about Cafcit:
Cafcit belongs to the class of medicines known as CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulants. Caffeine is used together with ergotamine (to treat headache and migraine) or with some pain relievers, e.g., aspirin, acetaminophen or aspirin to increase the efficacy of the other drugs. Sometimes it is used with an antihistamine to decrease drowsiness caused due to antihistamine.
Is it Approved by U.S. FDA?
It has been approved by the U.S. FDA.
Usage and Benefits of Cafcit:
Cafcit is used as a central nervous system stimulant and is also effective in the treatment of breathing problems in infants.
Cafcit Side Effects:
The side effects of Cafcit are:
- Restless behavior
- Skin rash
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting and bloating
- Blood in the stools or urine
You must consult your doctor if you experience any of the above side effects.
General Recommended Dosages of Cafcit:
You should use this medicine as prescribed by your medical healthcare provider or as directed on the prescription label. This drug is basically for short-term use only.
It is available in the solution form, so measure it with a particular dose-measuring cup or spoon, not with a tablespoon.
Each bottle of Caffeine Citrate is for one use only. If the entire bottle is not used, throw away even if some medicine is left over in it.
- Do not take this medicine for longer than twelve days without your child’s doctor advice
- Do not use the Cafcit if the liquid has particles in it or its color has changed.
- Do not use it for a long time than recommended.
In Case I Miss the Dose?
If you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is time for the next scheduled dose.
In Case I Take Overdose?
In case of overdose, you should inform your doctor or contact poison help line immediately.
Drug Interactions of Cafcit:
The drug may interact with other medicines, herbal products, vitamins, etc. You must let your doctor before using them.
Lifestyle and Food Habits You Must Follow When on Cafcit:
Our food habits and lifestyle matter a lot when it comes to increase the effectiveness of a medicine. So, it is recommended not to drink more caffeine-containing drinks, soft drinks or coffee while having this medicine. You should not use the medicines that contain large amount of caffeine.
Caffeine may cause trouble in sleeping, nervousness, irritability, dizziness, or increase in heart rate. If you have this symptoms, stop using caffeine-containing medicines and beverages and do not take chocolate containing products.
How Safe is Cafcit for Pregnant Women or Nursing Mothers?
Cafcit is under the pregnancy category C which means this medicine should be used with caution if benefits are more than risks. Animal study shows risk and human studies are not available. Also, neither animal nor human studies are done.
Complications and Conditions Possible due to Prolonged Use of Cafcit:
Prolonged use of Cafcit can cause some side effects. Your doctor will advise you how long you need to take the medicine.
Availability of Cafcit:
Cafcit is available as over the counter and prescription medication.