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The text below is about the active substance Caffeine .

what is caffeine?

alkaloid derived mainly from coffee and tea, used in particular as a stimulant and in the treatment of migraines. In high doses, it is toxic to the heart .

caffeine mechanism of action

CENTRAL RESPIRATORY STIMULANT / PSYCHOSTIMULANT. ATC CODE: R07AB. Caffeine: methylxanthine, stimulant of the central nervous system and respiratory centers. 
  • Caffeine is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. 
  • This enzyme is responsible for the inactivation of cyclic 3 ‘, 5’ adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). 
  • The increase in the level of intracellular cAMP plays the role of mediator responsible for the main pharmacological actions of caffeine. 
  • Caffeine therefore stimulates the entire central nervous system and in particular the respiratory centers. 
  • It can cause vasoconstriction of the cerebral vessels. 
  • It has effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. 
  • In addition, it acts at the level of skeletal muscles, renal blood flow,

what is caffeine used for or indications?

  • Symptomatic treatment of localized subcutaneous fat overloads.

What medicines contain caffeine?

All medicines below contain the active ingredient caffeine