Central Nervous System

Xanthines, primarily as the intramuscularly administered combination of caffeine and sodium benzoate, have been used in the treatment of CNS depressant overdosage. Black coffee has been used to physiologically antagonize alcohol intoxication, although many physicians believe that this ineffective therapy simply produces a wide-awake drunk.

Many over-the-counter preparations are aimed at relieving fatigue through CNS stimulation. Such compounds are often referred to as wake-up tablets, but these methylxanthine-containing products do little to offset physical fatigue, so they place individuals using them at risk for accidental injuries.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment