caffeine sustained release-oral, Caffedrine, Keep Alert, Wakespan
GENERIC NAME: CAFFEINE SUSTAINED RELEASE - ORAL (kaff-EEN)
BRAND NAME(S): Caffedrine, Keep Alert, Wakespan
USES: Caffeine is a stimulant. It is used to help stay awake and to increase alertness. It is also used in combination with pain relievers to enhance the effectiveness in treating headaches.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed. Do not crush or chew this medication. They must be swallowed whole. Do not increase the dose, take this more often than prescribed or continue using this for prolonged periods.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, tremor, headache, lightheadedness may occur. Large amounts of caffeine may aggravate ulcers, cause frequent urination, flushing, muscle twitch or irritability. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Abrupt stopping of caffeine intake after several weeks of regular daily use may cause withdrawal symptoms such as headache, anxiety or muscle tension within 12 to 18 hours. Notify your doctor if you experience: dizziness, depression, rapid breathing, chest pain, confusion, fatigue. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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