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Caffeine

Also known as Combiflex, Fioricet, Alagesic, Americet, Anolor 300, Anoquan, Arcet, Bayer Select, Dolmar, and Emagrin Forte


Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant drug. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants, as well as enhancing the reward memory of pollinators. It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted from the seed of the coffee plant and the leaves of the tea bush, as well as from various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut. Other sources include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed caffeine to treat headache, headache after lumbar puncture, migraine, and apnea.

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