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What Happens When Caffeine Is Used In Combination With Other Medicine
They are not: On panels screening for common drugs of abuse.
Too Broad: There is no meat to this question. What specific drugs are you talking about? Over the counter medications? Supplements? Prescription medications?
Some headache medicine includes caffeine to help the pain and effect of the other drugs. How does that work?
Caffeine enhances: Many pain relievers making them 40% more effective in treating headaches. Caffeine helps the body absorb headache drugs more quickly, bringing faster relief, thus requiring lower pain med doses and reducing risk for potential side effects. Caffeine produces alertness when other meds may cause sleepiness. However withdrawal from high doses of caffeine can cause withdrawal headaches.
Do people habituate to the effects of caffeine? If not, why do we seem to to other drugs, whereas coffee always seems to give people a boost.
Yes: Over time and chronic use, you will have tolerance to caffeine. You will need to have more quantity of the same drink or more frequently or more caffeinated drink.
Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?
Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader.
No: Coffee -- not caffeine -- can sometimes affect people's reactions to homeopathic medicines. Responding to homeopathic medicines depends on the person's innate restorative mechanisms. Some people's systems are very sensitive to coffee, which can disrupt their natural responses to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies. It's the coffee bean -- not the caffeine -- causing the challenge here.
What are some good alternatives to caffeine that will increase focus without the gittery side affects. Do you recommend any "smart drugs"?
Try tea Or cocoa: Theobromine, caffeine and theophylline are the main stimulants in tea. It has a similar affect as caffeine but usually you don't get the jitters. Theobromine is the most prevalent stimulant in cocoa. It doesn't give you the same jittery feeling as caffeine but still will keep you up. Try a hot cup of cocoa. Try not to make it with a lot of sugar to avoid the sugar rush and crash. Good luck!
It can: It can effect the brains response to dopamine, a key modulator of psychosis tendency.
Best not.: Since it is possible to overdose on caffeine and diphenhydramine I would not mix the two. Sleeplessness, restlessness, possible tachycardia, confusion, increase in blood pressure are all possible. If you need stimulants to work, and sleep meds to counteract their effects, you have a problem best talked about with your provider, who can help you with lifestyle change and your chemistry experiment
Is it best to stay away from headache medicine containing caffeine if I am sensitive to caffeine due to my anxiety disorder?
Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)
Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete!
What to do if I have a pre-employment drug-screening tomorrow - should I avoid caffeine until then?
Caffeine: Will have no effect on results of screen other than for it;s diuretic qualities.
What's the best way to treat insomnia when nothing else seems to work? I've tried cutting out caffeine, meditation, melatonin, prescription drugs…
A patchwork quilt: Approach is best. Try improving sleep hygiene across the board. Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, >See 1 more doctor answer
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
Walking five miles a day, eating five a day, following Mediterranean diet, no smoking/drinking/drugs/caffeine, 8 hours sleep. Healthy lifestyle?
I want to stop taking MPH drugs for my ADD because of side effects. Ideas how to deal with extreme drowsiness? Caffeine doesn't have any effect on me.
ADD: See your doctor for other medication choices for your ADD. You should never stop medications abruptly without seeing your doctor first.
Hello. I took approximately 2.5-3mg of Ativan today. I also took one 60mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). I also drank caffeine and took maybe 5mg of dxm. Is this going to give me serotonin syndrome? And also how long will it take for all the drugs to leave m
Keep it up..: Keep up the good work......will talk tomorrow.
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes, yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it.
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