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Parasod 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. 

Drug information on Parasod (Caffeine - Combination) from Pasteur Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Parasod

  Syrup   
Pasteur Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Generic : Caffeine
 16.00
125mg / 5mg / 25mg / 1gm / 5ml
60ml
Combination of Generics : Caffeine Citrate, Disodium Hydrogen Citrate, Paracetamol, Sorbitol
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Side effects of Caffeine

  Central Nervous System: Confusion, dizziness, sleeplessness, restlessness, excitement, nervousness, tinnitus, light depression and fatigue, visual disturbance, muscular tremor, headache, lightheadedness, seizures.

  Heart: Fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm.

  Gastrointestinal: Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, necrotizing enterocolitis, gastritis.

  Skin: Rash, dry skin.

  Genitourinary: Increased urination.

  Metabolic: Low sugar.

  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing.

  Miscellaneous: 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.

When is Caffeine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Do not administer solutions containing sodium benzoate to children.


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