Novacold stimulates the brain; hence it is used as a central nervous stimulant. It is used along with analgesics and/or ergotamine for migraine (severe headaches with nausea). It is also used for a breathing condition (apnea) in premature infants.
Generic : Caffeine
Combination of Generics : Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Paracetamol
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Drug information on Novacold (Caffeine - Combination) from Wintech Pharmaceuticals
Drug Name : Caffeine
Caffeine(Cafcit) generic Novacold stimulates the brain; hence it is used as a central nervous stimulant. It is used along with analgesics and/or ergotamine for migraine (severe headaches with nausea). It is also used for a breathing condition (apnea) in premature infants.
More Info about Caffeine
Central Nervous System:
Confusion, dizziness, sleeplessness, restlessness, excitement, nervousness, tinnitus, light depression and fatigue, visual disturbance, muscular tremor, headache, lightheadedness, seizures.
Fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm.
Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, necrotizing enterocolitis, gastritis.
Rash, dry skin.
Difficulty in breathing.
Hypersensitivity (eg, dermatitis, rhinitis, bronchial asthma), feeding intolerance, sepsis, accidental injury, stroke.
In premature infants, caffeine in addition may cause the following side effects:
Skin breakdown, damage to the retina of the eye, bleeding from gastrointestinal tract, kidney failure, increased clotting of blood, acidosis, accumulation of water in the lungs and bleeding in the brain.
Do not administer solutions containing sodium benzoate to children.
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