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Caffeine is a stimulant drug scientifically known as '1,3,7-trimethylxanthine' and it is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the entire world. Working within the central nervous system, caffeine stimulates and thus gives the user more energy and a sense of alertness or a feeling of being more awake. Caffeine comes in many forms such as drinks (soda, coffee, tea, energy drinks, etc.) foods, to prescription meds and over-the-counter meds, snacks, gums, and more.

How to Use Caffeine

Consult with your compounding pharmacist or physician on the various forms and uses of caffeine.

Possible Side Effects

Caffeine users may experience side effects. Common side effects seen with caffeine are:

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness or Tremor
  • Dependency / Addiction
  • Dizziness
  • Dehydration

Other side effects may occur. Monitor any side effects listed above or any other side effects you experience that are not listed above and if you find any side effects are increasing in intensity or lingering longer than what feels normal to you, contact your physician right away.


Caffeine may interact negatively with many other drugs and supplements so it is critically important for anyone planning on using caffeine to consult with their physician and discuss all possible drug interactions. Anyone currently experiencing any of the following medical conditions or who has a history of any of the following should consult with their physician before using caffeine or caffeine-containing products:

  • Pregnancy (or planning for)
  • Breast-feeding (or planning for)
  • Migraines
  • GERD
  • Ulcers
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • High Blood Pressure
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