Type your drug name (like Atorvastatin, Sildenafil, etc)
CafcitCaffeine Citrate
CAFFEINE is a stimulant. It is used to help premature babies to breathe more regularly. Compare central nervous system stimulants.
Prescription Settings
bottle of oral solution
3ml of 20mg/ml
30 bottles
caffeine citrate(generic)
bottle of oral solution
3ml of 20mg/ml
30 bottles

Cafcit Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor as directed. Tell the doctor or healthcare professional if your child's breathing does not start to get better or if it gets worse. The doctor may order important blood work.

If you are breast-feeding an infant who is taking this medicine, watch your diet. Avoid food and drinks that contain additional caffeine, like coffee, tea, colas and chocolate. Some of the caffeine you eat will pass to the infant with breast-feeding.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common



fast heartbeat

hyperglycemia, including blurred vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, flushed dry skin, fruit-like breath odor, increased urination, ketones in urine, loss of appetite, nausea, stomachache, tiredness, troubled breathing, unusual thirst, or vomiting (in newborn babies)

hypoglycemia, including anxious feeling, blurred vision, cold sweats, confusion, cool pale skin, drowsiness, excessive hunger, fast heartbeat, nausea, nervousness, restless sleep, shakiness, or unusual tiredness or weakness (in newborn babies)

irritability, nervousness, or severe jitters (in newborn babies)

nausea (severe)


trouble in sleeping



Abdominal or stomach bloating


diarrhea (bloody)

unusual tiredness or weakness

Symptoms of overdose

Abdominal or stomach pain

agitation, anxiety, excitement, or restlessness

confusion or delirium

convulsions (seizures)—in acute overdose


faster breathing rate

fast or irregular heartbeat


frequent urination


increased sensitivity to touch or pain


muscle trembling or twitching

nausea and vomiting, sometimes with blood

overextending the body with head and heels bent backward and body bowed forward

painful, swollen abdomen or vomiting (in newborn babies)

ringing or other sounds in ears

seeing flashes of "zig-zag" lights

whole-body tremors (in newborn babies)

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Nausea (mild)

nervousness or jitters (mild)

After you stop using this medicine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of medicine you were using and how long you used it. During this time, check with your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:

More common





muscle tension



stuffy nose

unusual tiredness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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