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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Don't do it: Don't drink the energy drink! (presumably it contains caffeine and, short of taking medicines that require medical care and have potential side effect ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine: Energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine is a cardiac stimulant and regularly results in fast heart rate. See the connection?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
How fast?: If your hr is >120, go the er now.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
The energy drink: You need to stop drinking the energy drinks. Very bad for you. To much caffeine and speeds up the heart and the rest of the system. Quit that junk
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes. From Caffeine.: These "energy drinks" actually give you NO energy but a lot of caffeine (read the label) -- often a days' worth in 1 can! Caffeine is a (mild) stImula ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
39 years experience Cardiology
Nature of the drug: The caffeine in energy drinks is primarily a stimulant to the nervous system. It impacts the cardiovascular system only in toxic doses, or in people ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Some can: Those that contain inordinate amounts of caffeine can cause tachycardia.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Go to the library: If you are a kid in the 8th grade, you are too young to ask questions on HealthTap.If you are and adult asking for them, we consider energy drinks poo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: They contain caffeine which increases heart rate and can precipitate arrhythmias.

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