Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004478
Title: Trend of caffeine consumption among medical students and its side effects
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Caffeine is regularly utilized for its advantages, which incorporate expanded watchfulness. It has reactions, nonetheless, for example, palpitations and withdrawal indications that incorporate migraines and languor. Tertiary instruction frequently expects understudies to read for broadened hours, particularly during times of expanded remaining task at hand preceding tests and assessments. Medicinal understudies, who need to ace an extremely enormous volume of scholastic work in a constrained timeframe, are no special case. This examination was led to decide the pattern of caffeine utilization among medicinal understudies and furthermore the reactions related with it. Methodology: It is a cross-sectional study. The present examination was directed among 3rd year M.B.B.S understudies at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. Around 100 restorative understudies took an interest in the investigation. A concise early on introduction was given to understudies about the method of reasoning and organization of the investigation. The information was gathered independently from anyone else evaluation poll accessible in English. Results: The examination demonstrated that lion’s share of restorative understudies where low customers of caffeine during standard days though during test days, the measure of utilization moves more toward moderate admission class. The most common reason and situation behind caffeine admission was to battle laziness and keep them progressively aware and of concentrate for the test. The manifestation they confronted frequently was loss of rest and during test days, different central nervous system related impacts were likewise noted. Conclusion: The frequency of caffeine use among medical students increases during exam days while it remains moderate to low on regular days and the most common side effect associated with such intake was found to be nervousness and loss of sleep.

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    Shanthi Edward*, Manonit S. Kumar, S. Gopalkrishnan

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    Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Shanthi Edward, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Shanthi Edward*, Manonit S. Kumar, S. Gopalkrishnan

    Title:Trend of caffeine consumption among medical students and its side effects
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2764-2768)
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    Methodology: Side effects , a cross-sectional study
    Research Materials:Caffeine, Medical students

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Caffeine Medical students Side effects

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