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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nodoz (Overview)

NoDoz is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


Dr. Heidi Fowler
278 doctors shared insights

Nodoz (Overview)

NoDoz is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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WHY and HOW exactly caffeine causes "Sugar Crash" ?

WHY and HOW exactly caffeine causes "Sugar Crash" ?

All stimulants: work like adrenaline, and increase the body's metabolic rate, so we burn more fuel to ensure that we can meet the "fight or flight" response. So we burn sugar more rapidly, and the low blood sugar actually further increases adrenaline and related chemicals (like dopamine) leading to a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Not recommended: as caffeine is a stimulant and Ambien (zolpidem) is a tranquilizer. You are creating a roller coaster effect on your body which is harmful. Rather than using Anbien decrease caffiene intake ( more than 100mg a day causes sleep problems). And try other sleep hygiene techniques rather than using a tranquilizer. ...Read more

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I have to stay up all night doing work for school. I have nodoz (caffeine) and rockstar. What is the most I can take?

I have to stay up all night doing work for school.  I have nodoz (caffeine) and rockstar.  What is the most I can take?

Easy does it: Rockstar (original) contains 80 mg of caffeine and 140 calories. Nodoz contains 200 mg of caffeine. One cup of coffee contains about 100 mg. If you're adult sized, you can probably tolerate up to 300 mg in 6 hours. Side effects: palpitations, heart rhythm disturbances , inability to sleep, nervousness, tremor, irritability, headache, dizziness, & anxiety. Always use the smallest amount you can. ...Read more

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How can I kick the caffeine habit?

Taper it: If caffeine is stopped suddenly, people often get headaches, sometimes severe, as well as symptoms of anxiety and restlessness. I recommend tapering the dose of caffeine. If you drink 8 caffeinated beverages a day, i recommend going down by 1-2 servings per day, which would take 3-7 days to complete. Alternatively, one no-doz tablet can be substituted for each serving of bevearge and tapered. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Too much sleep next day --- is this a side effect of nodoz (caffeine)?

Too much sleep next day --- is this a side effect of nodoz (caffeine)?

WEll: Whatever goes up must come down. If you become sleep deprived - you will likely become tired. ...Read more

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