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Do you use caffeine (citrate) at a dose of >20 mg/kg and do you follow serum levels?

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20 hours ago, Stefan Johansson said:

We posted a short survey on Twitter about dosing of caffeine.

  • Do you use caffeine (citrate) at a maintance dose of ≥20 mg/kg/day?
  • Do you follow serum levels of caffeine?

Take the survey on Twitter and/or share your practises here!



We do not use caffeine (citrate) at a maintance dose of ≥20 mg/kg/day. In our NICU, we can not  monitor serum levels of caffeine.

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Vicky, Interesting point: We use caffeine citrat once a Day (makes sense pharmacologically): on the other side: sometimes we See more Apnea at the and of a 24 hour period. Then we change to twice a Day.

But sometimes we stop caffeine at 34 weeks post conc. and recognize apnea appearing again after 36-48 hours. So there mich be an Individual or biochronical diversity.

Mich = Might 

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