Alkem Laboratories Ltd. Generic : Caffeine
₹ 21.00 500mg/2mg/5mg/20mg 10 Tablets
It may be administered orally at a dose of 100-200 mg , repeated after 3-4 hours as needed. For apnea in premature babies, it is administered intravenously or orally at an initial dose of 20 mg/kg, followed by 5 mg/kg/day.
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.
It comes as a tablet, capsule to take by mouth. It is also available in injection, administered by the healthcare providers, directly into the vein.
Do not administer solutions containing sodium benzoate to children.
Do not change the dose without consulting with your doctor.
Store it 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.