Capnea Solution

Capnea Solution

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Capnea Solution is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of apnea (a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts) of prematurity. It facilitates normal breathing and reduces interrupted breathing in premature newborns.

Capnea Solution is given under the supervision of healthcare professionals. It is given by mouth or via a gastric feeding tube only. Remember, if you are breastfeeding while your infant is treated with this medicine, then do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as this passes into breast milk.

Some common side effects of using this medicine are restlessness, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, increased heart rate. Consult your doctor if these persist for a longer duration or get worse. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce these side effecrts.

Uses of Capnea Oral Solution

  • Apnea of prematurity

Side effects of Capnea Oral Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Capnea

  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Capnea Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Capnea Solution may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Capnea Oral Solution works

Capnea Solution is a stimulant. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (adenosine and phosphodiesterase) leading to stimulation of the brain and respiratory system in premature newborns. This reduces the number of episodes of interrupted breathing and helps the newborns breathe on their own.

Safety Advice


It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Capnea Solution.


Capnea Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.


Capnea Solution should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.


Capnea Solution may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


There is limited information available on the use of Capnea Solution in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.


There is limited information available on the use of Capnea Solution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.