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Caffeine

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Caffeine is naturally found in over 60 plants some of which are coffee beans, tea leaves, kola nut (from where cola is derived) and cacao pods (the source of chocolate). Synthetic caffeine is added to food like energy stimulating gums and “energy drinks”, medicines for alertness, pain relievers and some cold medicines.

Caffeine affects the body’s metabolism process in many ways. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and makes one feel alert and energetic. It may sometimes increase the release of acid in the stomach, leading to heartburn or an upset stomach. It is also a diuretic. Caffeine may interfere with the absorption of calcium in the body. It can also increase blood pressure. Caffeine reaches its peak level in your blood, one hour after consumption. But its effects may last up to six hours.

However, consuming too much Caffeine may lead to same considerable side effects such as restlessness and shakiness, headaches, dizziness, insomnia, abnormal heart rhythm, anxiety, dehydration. Caffeine also comes with the risk of easy addiction. There have been various medical studies regarding caffeine some of which have revealed some harmful effects of Caffeine. Studies claim, Caffeine can, reduce fertility in women, increase the risk of heart attacks in young adults and it can worsen menopause symptoms.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Caffeine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Koltus p tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
    Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Koltus p tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor.
    Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Caffeine as ingredient

Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system and is one of the most common psychoactive drugs. Adenosine receptors gets deactivated when the drug is consumed and leads to an increase in energy.

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