Tylenol) and aspirin. Caffeine also works as a "water pill" to promote fluid loss.
In this Article
- What other names is Caffeine known by?
- What is Caffeine?
- How does Caffeine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Caffeine.
Caffeine is probably safe in pregnant or breast-feeding women in daily amounts of less than 200 mg. This is about the amount in 1-2 cups of coffee. Consuming larger amounts during pregnancy might increase the chance of miscarriage and other potential negative effects.
Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a heart condition.
- You have diabetes.
- You have anxiety.
- You have a condition called bipolar disorder.
- You have an eye disease called glaucoma.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have osteoporosis.
- You have a bleeding condition.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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