A crystalline alkaloid – is a direct heart stimulant and diuretic. Dropsy depending on cardiac insufficiency. Myocardial degeneration. Cardiac insufficiency in pneumonia and other infectious diseases. Raises the blood pressure, increases pulse rate and stimulates the heart muscle; hence, a support in extreme feebleness or threatened failure. Stimulates the respiratory center, nerve centers and INCREASES DIURESIS. One of the best stimulants of the vasomotor centers. Acute pulmonary edema. Brachialgia and other neuralgias characterized by NOCTURNAL EXACERBATIONS. Jousset uses equal parts of caffeine and sachar. Lac. 3 Grains taken in divided doses every other day. Hypodermically, 1/4 grain. Excruciating facial neuralgia from decayed teeth. Strong black coffee, drunk as hot as possible, is indispensable as an antidote in a large number of poisons, especially narcotics. Hot coffee by rectum in cases of extreme collapse.