What are the possible side effects of caffeine citrate (Cafcit)?
Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using caffeine citrate and call your doctor at once if your child has any of these serious side effects:
- stomach pain, tenderness, bloating,
- constipation or diarrhea;
- green-colored vomit;
- blood in the stools;
- unusual weakness;
- seizure (convulsions);
- twitching or uncontrolled muscle movements; or
- fever, fast or slow heart...
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What are the precautions when taking caffeine citrate (Cafcit)?
Before taking caffeine citrate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if your infant is allergic to it; or if your infant has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your infant's medical history, especially of: heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach problems (e.g., peptic ulcers, necrotizing enterocolitis), seizures.
Caution is advised when using this drug in infants because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially the stimulant effects (e.g., trouble sleeping, restlessness, nervousness).
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy....
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