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Pronounced: (KAF-een SIT-rate)
Cafcit Oral 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.
How To Use Cafcit Oral
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.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised September 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.