Brand name(s): ne Caple
Precautions While Using This Medicine
Caffeine powder and tablets are for occasional use only. They are not intended to replace sleep and should not be used regularly for this purpose. If unusual tiredness or weakness or drowsiness continues or returns often, check with your doctor.
Before you have any medical tests, tell the doctor in charge that you are taking this medicine. The results of some tests on the heart may be affected by this medicine.
The recommended dose of this medicine contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. Do not drink large amounts of caffeine-containing coffee, tea, or soft drinks while you are taking this medicine. Also, do not take large amounts of other medicines that contain caffeine. To do so may cause unwanted effects.
The amount of caffeine in some common foods and beverages is as follows:
- Coffee, brewed-40 to 180 milligrams (mg) per cup.
- Coffee, instant-30 to 120 mg per cup.
- Coffee, decaffeinated-3 to 5 mg per cup.
- Tea, brewed American-20 to 90 mg per cup.
- Tea, brewed imported-25 to 110 mg per cup.
- Tea, instant-28 mg per cup.
- Tea, canned iced-22 to 36 mg per 12 ounces.
- Cola and other soft drinks, caffeine-containing-36 to 90 mg per 12 ounces.
- Cola and other soft drinks, decaffeinated-0 mg per 12 ounces.
- Cocoa-4 mg per cup.
- Chocolate, milk-3 to 6 mg per ounce.
- Chocolate, bittersweet-25 mg per ounce.
Caffeine may cause nervousness or irritability, trouble in sleeping, dizziness, or a fast or pounding heartbeat. If these effects occur, discontinue the use of caffeine-containing beverages and medicines, and do not eat large amounts of chocolate-containing products.
To prevent trouble in sleeping, do not take caffeine-containing beverages or medicines too close to bedtime.
Last Revised: 05/25/2000
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Here's my situation:
I'm a 17 year old transgender female who is currently 5 days on Estrace (4mg daily) for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). I am also on Spironolactone (200mg daily) for an anti-androgen.
I'd like to know of any substances I should avoid that might decrease the effectiveness of the said drugs, especially information regarding the actual effects of alcohol and caffeine.
Alcohol is bad for obvious reasons, since this hormone regimen is an awful stress on my liver, but does it actually alter in any way the effectiveness of the drug? I have also heard rumors that caffeine can slow the effects of it, but the only evidence I have found states that caffeine actually RAISES ones estrogen levels substantially (500mg caffeine daily, or about 5 cups, yields 70% higher estrogen levels in the average person, regardless of gender.)
I've also searched for any form of base website on Estrace, but have turned up empty-handed. Do they have a website that describes what to do and what to avoid once on a regimen?
A penny found is penny to clutter up your purse.
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Glyburide/Metform 2.5 Twice a day
2 weeks ago I lost my father, 63 from what the ICU doctors called Lactic acidosis which is addressed in the first line of the "Before taking this medication" section of his prescription. My father was diagnosed with Type 1 about 12 years ago and been managing his blood sugar with 2 insulin shots a day. I'm not sure if it's common to prescribe this drug along with insulin shots for Type 1 patients but it clearly states on the drug website and the precautions it should not be used to treat Type 1 patients. My question to the forum is have you heard of using both to control sugar levels?
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