Caffeine - Drug Toxicity

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Latest prescription information about Caffeine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Name : Caffeine

Indication : Caffeine is present in coffee and tea. It is a metabolite of theophylline in infants.


Physiology : Caffeine is one of the most widely used mind altering substances and is found in numerous beverages (Cocoa, coffee, cola, tea) and prescription and nonprescription medications.

Normal Values : None present

Critical Values : > 30 g/mL (>155 micromole/L)


Test Method : High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Side effects : Caffeine raises the blood pressure, disrupts sleep patterns, increases the severity of psychiatric disease and causes physiological dependence and increased risk of addiction. Excessive consumption leads to caffeine intoxication which may result in tachycardia (increase in the heart rate), vomiting, cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), seizures and death.

Related Drugs : Theophylline

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