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Apnicaf 20mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Caffeine

Manufacturer : ABBOTT

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 844.68
Price :717
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Introduction to Apnicaf 20mg Injection

Apnicaf 20mg injection contains the active ingredient caffeine which belongs to the group of medicines called CNS stimulants. It is used in the treatment of apnoea of prematurity. It can be swallowed by mouth or given through a feeding bottle. Apnoea of prematurity is the condition of premature babies in which there occurs a stoppage of breathing for around 20 seconds accompanied by lowered heart rate and deprived oxygen supply in the tissues. 

If you are breastfeeding while your baby is treated with a Apnicaf 20mg injection solution, you should not drink any coffee or consume caffeine-containing products as it may pass through the breast milk. Discuss with your doctor regarding any existing liver, kidney, or heart issues. Additionally, it is important to inform the doctor if your child experiences seizure disorders, slow weight gain, or frequent regurgitation (spitting up milk or food), as a precautionary measure. Inform your baby’s doctor if the baby produces an unusual amount of urine, has reduced weight gain or food intake, suffers from unusual heart rhythms, or is detected with heart or kidney disease. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if the consumes caffeine prior to delivery.

Uses of Apnicaf 20mg Injection

  • Treatment of apnoea of prematurity

Therapeutic Effects of Apnicaf 20mg Injection

Apnicaf 20mg injection works by stimulating the respiratory center and increasing oxygen consumption.

Interaction of Apnicaf 20mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Apnicaf 20mg injection and can cause undesirable side effects. 

More Information about Apnicaf 20mg Injection

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children
  • Store protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.

How to consume Apnicaf 20mg Injection

A trained doctor or nurse should only administer it. Do not self-administer the Apnicaf 20mg injection. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of your treatment based on the disease severity and other factors. It will be given as an intravenous (in vein), and you will be monitored carefully for unwanted side effects. 

Safety Advices for Apnicaf 20mg Injection

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Do not consume Apnicaf 20mg injection unless your doctor advises it. Report to your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment. 

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Breast Feeding


Apnicaf 20mg injection is excreted into the breast milk and passes through the infant's body, so the mothers of infants treated with Apnicaf 20mg injection should not consume Apnicaf 20mg injection-containing beverages or medicinal products.

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It is unknown whether Apnicaf 20mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience difficulty in breathing or any lung-related symptoms.

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It is unknown whether Apnicaf 20mg injection is safe for patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience difficulty breathing or any liver-related symptoms.

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Do not consume alcohol while taking Apnicaf 20mg injection. Consult your doctor for more information

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It is unsafe to drive while taking Apnicaf 20mg injection, as it may alter your driving and operating machines. Consult your doctor for more information. 

Side Effects of Apnicaf 20mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Convulsion
  • Bloody stools
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bloodstream infection
  • Cardiac disorders (irregular heartbeat)
  • Shakiness


  • Increased sugar in blood or serum
  • Lethargy
  • Increased urination
  • Bloated abdomen

Word of Advice

Inform your doctor about the side effect you are experiencing; your doctor may change the dosage of Apnicaf 20mg injection or give you some additional medicine to reduce the side effects. Discuss with your doctor about effective contraception methods to avoid getting pregnant. Notify your doctor immediately if you become preganat while under treatment; your doctor will provide you with the right treatment. Do not consume other medications unless your doctor prescribes them.


Q 1. What dosage of Apnicaf 20mg injection should I consume?

Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition.

Q 2. Is the Apnicaf 20mg injection addictive?

No, the Apnicaf 20mg injection is not addictive. It is a prescription medication that should be taken only as directed by your doctor.

Q 3. What are the different forms of Apnicaf 20mg injection available?

Apnicaf 20mg injection is primarily available in two forms such as injections and oral solution.

Q 4. Should I double-dose Apnicaf 20mg injection if I missed the dose?

No, you should not double-dose the Apnicaf 20mg injection even if you missed the regular dose. If you forgot to take the dose, take one as soon as you remember. If you double-dose the medicine, contact your doctor immediately

Q 5. Is that okay to take Apnicaf 20mg injection with kidney disease?

Only limited information is available about the usage of Apnicaf 20mg injection in kidney patients. So, it is advised to inform the patient of the history with your doctor before starting the treatment.

Fact Box of Apnicaf 20mg Injection

Molecule Name: CaffeineTherapeutic class:  Respiratory stimulants
Pharmacological class: CNS stimulantsIndications: Treatment of apnoea of prematurity


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