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CAFFEINE CITRATE SOLUTION - ORAL
COMMON 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.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This medication is also a stimulant that may be used to keep you awake and alert.
HOW TO USE: This medication is usually given once daily by mouth or through a feeding tube; with or without formula. The dosage is based on your infant's weight, medical conditions, and response to therapy. Carefully measure each dose with the provided dosing syringe.
Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Because this product does not contain preservatives, discard any unused medicine after preparing the dose for your infant.
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.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
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