Cafcit (Oral)

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Cafcit (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Cafcit (Oral)

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Cafcit (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Caffeine Citrate (KAF-een SIT-rate) Treats breathing problems in premature babies.

When To Not Use Cafcit (Oral)

Your child should not receive this medicine if he or she has had an allergic reaction to caffeine.

How Should You Use Cafcit (Oral)


  • Your child's doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to give to your child and how often. Do not use more medicine or give it more often than the doctor tells you to.
  • Each bottle (vial) of this medicine is for one use only.
  • Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to give your child the medicine, give it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your child's next dose, wait until then to give the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Cafcit (Oral) Storage

Store Cafcit (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cafcit (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cafcit (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure the doctor knows if your child is also receiving cimetidine (Tagamet®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), phenobarbital (Luminal®, Donnatal®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), or theophylline.
  • Tell the doctor if the child's mother consumed any caffeine within a few hours before giving birth.

Cafcit (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your child's doctor knows about any seizures, kidney problems, liver problems, blood sugar problems, or heart problems your child has had.
  • If your child continues to have breathing problems after receiving this medicine, call the child's doctor for instructions. Do not give the child more medicine.
  • The doctor will need to check your child's blood at regular visits while the child is receiving this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

Cafcit (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bloated stomach, blood in the stools, feeding problems, vomit that is yellow in color, low body temperature
  • Decrease or increase in the number of wet diapers in a day
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Unusual body or muscle movements
  • Unusual trouble sleeping, eating less than normal, irritability
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Fussiness, restlessness, or excessive crying

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