caffeine sustained release-oral, Caffedrine, Keep Alert, Wakespan (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, diabetes, anxiety disorders, depression, ulcers, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication appear in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: cimetidine, disulfiram, ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, birth control pills, diet pills, decongestants, if you smoke. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include stomach pain, anxiety, agitation, confusion, irregular or fast heartbeat, frequent urination, muscle twitching, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping, and seizures.
NOTES: This medication is not a substitute for normal sleep patterns. It is not to be taken on a routine basis. Be aware of the caffeine content in foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, cocoa and chocolate.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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