Monograph: Caffeine

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Date: 2023-03-31

NHPID name

Caffeine ( USP 2008a )

Proper name(s)

Common name(s)

Caffeine ( USP 2007 , IOM 2003 )

Source material

Route Of administration

Oral ( Higdon and Frei 2006 )

Dosage form(s)

Only allowable pharmaceutical dosage forms: tablets, capsules and strips. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




1 Day per day

Directions for use: Wait 3 to 4 hours between each dose.

Duration of use

For occasional use only.  (Higdon and Frei 2006, Juliano and Griffiths 2004, Evans and Griffiths 1999)

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s):

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed