caffeine citrate-injection, Cafcit
GENERIC NAME: CAFFEINE CITRATE - INJECTION (kaff-EEN SI-trate)
BRAND NAME(S): Cafcit
USES: This medication is used for the short-term treatment of a breathing problem (apnea) in premature infants. Caffeine blocks certain proteins (adenosine receptors) which lead to improved breathing in these infants.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by vein intravenously (IV) usually once daily by a healthcare professional. The dosage is based on your infant's weight, medical conditions, and response to therapy. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. This product does not contain preservatives; discard any unused medicine after preparing the dose. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. If your infant's condition persists or worsens, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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