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Caffeine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

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.
Headache
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Heart beat irregular.
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
Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Rekvina Laboratories Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Skymax Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Que Pharma Pvt Ltd
Piramal Healthcare Limited
Sresan Pharmaceuticals
Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Anglo-French Drugs & Industries Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Morepen Laboratories Ltd
Que Pharma Pvt Ltd
Paras Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lark Laboratories Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Does caffeine cause hair loss and what should be the ideal intake of caffeine per day for hair.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Does caffeine cause hair loss and what should be the ideal intake of caffeine per day for hair.
Caffeine can cause hair loss and on the other hand, it can also halt hair loss. Everyone has a different body and such foods react in a different way. It is always safe to try something that is healthy and side-effect free. Your hair needs protein, you should increase the intake of iron, vitamin a, vitamin e, omega 3 biotin, zinc and slenium. Foods like dairy, egg, greens (spinach), citrus fruits, fatty acids, carrot, sweet potato. As for caffiene, 200 mg of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in two cups of brewed coffee.

Is some caffeine intake good for hair or not as I have heard that some caffeine boost proper circulation to the scalp.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Is some caffeine intake good for hair or not as I have heard that some caffeine boost proper circulation to the scalp.
Hello, Coffee is effective in stimulating not only your mind and body, but also your hair roots by improving its structure and growth.For this reason, it can even be found as an ingredient in several shampoos and hair-care products. You can use coffee for in a hair mask, hair oil , hair rinse.

I have white tongue and I have searched it on internet that it is because of caffeine and I have limited my caffeine intake and I want to remove it. Please help me doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear, you said you are having white tongue and there can be various reason for this problem please keep check on your digestion and visit dental surgeon for checkup. You have already reduced caffeine now, keep yourself well hydrated and use hydrogen per oxide for gargles. Take tab b complex one in a day for a week. Treatment to keep mouth healthy is cleaning and polishing of teeth and maintenance of oral hygiene. Use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day. Do rinse your mouth with listerine mouth wash.
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Is caffeine an addictive substance? Can caffeine cause any harm to our body when we drink the products of caffeine like cold drinks or coffee or tea?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Is caffeine an addictive substance? Can caffeine cause any harm to our body when we drink the products of caffeine li...
Hye. Anything in excess can become harmful for the body. Taking 2 cups of tea or coffee is not a problem as long as it's not taken to wake up, replace a snack or suppress appetite. The problem with aerated drinks is not as much as about caffeine but more so about the chemicals and sugars present in them too. So, keep to moderation and avoid excessive intake of either.
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Whether soda contains caffeine ? Whether soda is more dangerous than other soft drinks ?Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Whether soda contains caffeine ?
Whether soda is more dangerous than other soft drinks ?Please tell.
Hi, carbonated water is water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved. Some of these have additives such as sodium. Most carbonated water is sold in ready to drink bottles as mineral water and carbonated beverages such as soft drinks. Whether homemade or store-bought, soda water may be identical to plain carbonated water or it may contain a small amount of table salt, sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, potassium sulfate, or disodium phosphate, depending on the bottler. By itself, carbonated water appears to have little impact on health. While carbonated water is somewhat acidic, this acidity is quickly neutralized by saliva. Carbonated water may increase irritable bowel syndrome symptoms of bloating and gas due to the release of carbon dioxide in the digestive tract. There is tentative evidence that carbonated water may help with constipation among people who have had a stroke. Some carbonated waters have added sodium, so they may be an issue for those on low-sodium diets. Carbonated soft drinks such as colas do have health risks. Carbonated colas have a correlation with slightly decreased bone density in older women. Soft drinks are about 100 times more erosive to teeth than plain carbonated water. A soft drink (see terminology for other names) is a drink that typically contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring. The over-consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dental caries, and low nutrient levels. Many soft drinks contain ingredients that are themselves sources of concern: caffeine is linked to anxiety and sleep disruption when consumed in excess.
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Popular Health Tips

Know About Caffeine

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Know About Caffeine

Know About Caffeine

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Is caffeine good for the health?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is caffeine good for the health?
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Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world. It is consumed in the form of coffee and tea.
At present there is no scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily diet.
Short term benefits include mental alertness and improved athletic performance.
Short?term adverse effects including headache, anxiety, tremors and insomnia.
Long?term adverse affects include generalized anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorders.
Long?term benefits are dose?dependent. Caffeine is associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson?s disease, Alzheimer?s disease, alcoholic cirrhosis and gout. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, is also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
Heavy coffee intake may trigger coronary and arrhythmic events in susceptible individuals, although coffee intake is not considered a long?term risk factor for myocardial disease.
Most studies show a modest inverse relationship between coffee consumption and all?cause mortality.
Caffeine withdrawal is a well?documented clinical syndrome with headache being the most common symptom.
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Drawbacks of Caffeine

Post Graduate Diploma In Nutrition And Dietetics, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Drawbacks of Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, kola nuts and some medicines. Modest amounts can make you more alert, but too much can make you jittery and make it hard to sleep.
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How Excessive Caffeine can Stop you from Becoming Pregnant

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
How Excessive Caffeine can Stop you from Becoming Pregnant

Many studies have shown that excessive caffeine intake affects your chances of conceiving by influencing the ovulation, hormone, and the fallopian tubes but the opinions on this issue are divided. However, research on this topic mostly indicates that, though caffeine can give you a kickstart in the morning, it can have quite a reverse effect on your efforts to conceive.

How intake of excessive caffeine reduces your chances of conceiving?

The fallopian tubes are responsible for carrying the eggs from ovaries to the uterus by rhythmic movements and too much caffeine can affect this movement and cause disruption in the journey of the eggs. Moreover, consuming more caffeine has also been associated with baby's growth restriction, miscarriages, and weight issues. It is preferable to get rid of caffeine altogether from your diet when you are trying to conceive but if you are an avid coffee drinker then you might want to cut back or replace your caffeine intake with milk and syrup which is far more healthy and beneficial.

Which foods and beverages do you need to avoid?

There are so many caffeinated foods and beverages, that it is almost impossible to avoid them. But it is better to take note of them so that you can regulate your caffeine intake. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks are obvious sources of caffeine as they are supposed to give you energy. Some herbal teas also contain caffeine. Chocolate, ice creams and candies with coffee flavors, over the counter drugs for allergies, cold and headache also contain caffeine so it is important to read the ingredients list before consuming any of them.

To higher your chances of getting pregnant, it is important to cut back on caffeine. Most doctors are of the opinion that exceeding 50 mg of caffeine intake daily can seriously hamper your chances of conceiving.

Related Tip: Importance of Oral Hygiene Pre-Pregnancy and for Expecting Mothers?

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Caffeine - Can It Cause Infertility?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Caffeine - Can It Cause Infertility?

Many studies have shown that excessive caffeine intake affects your chances of conceiving by influencing the ovulation, hormone, and the fallopian tubes but the opinions on this issue are divided. However, research on this topic mostly indicates that, though caffeine can give you a kickstart in the morning, it can have quite a reverse effect on your efforts to conceive.

How intake of excessive caffeine reduces your chances of conceiving?
The fallopian tubes are responsible for carrying the eggs from ovaries to the uterus by rhythmic movements and too much caffeine can affect this movement and cause disruption in the journey of the eggs. Moreover, consuming more caffeine has also been associated with baby's growth restriction, miscarriages, and weight issues. It is preferable to get rid of caffeine altogether from your diet when you are trying to conceive but if you are an avid coffee drinker then you might want to cut back or replace your caffeine intake with milk and syrup which is far more healthy and beneficial.

Which foods and beverages do you need to avoid?
There are so many caffeinated foods and beverages, that it is almost impossible to avoid them. But it is better to take note of them so that you can regulate your caffeine intake. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks are obvious sources of caffeine as they are supposed to give you energy. Some herbal teas also contain caffeine. Chocolate, ice creams and candies with coffee flavors, over the counter drugs for allergies, cold and headache also contain caffeine so it is important to read the ingredients list before consuming any of them.

To higher your chances of getting pregnant, it is important to cut back on caffeine. Most doctors are of the opinion that exceeding 50 mg of caffeine intake daily can seriously hamper your chances of conceiving. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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