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A 31-year-old member asked:

mom says yes but is 5 hour energy bad for you?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes. Be careful.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

If you take half a 5-hour energy, do you stay really alert for 5 hours somewhat more alert for 10 to 15 hours?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ken Starnes
Dr. Ken Starnes answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Mileage may vary: As a dietary supplement, that product and it's claims are not tested or approved by the fda. So while it may very well make you more alert, there is no scientific data that i'm aware of that would show how strong the effects are, or how long they would last. As with any supplement, make sure you include it in the list of medications you report to your doctor if they ask.
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A member asked:

How does 5 hour energy work? Is it safe to take?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer answered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Caffeine: Lots of caffeine. Yes it is usually safe.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What risks, side effects to 5 hour energy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Energy drink: Depends on how many per day, usually irritability, nervousness, poor sleep if taken late in the day.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Any side effects from 5 hour energy?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Hypertension and arryhthnias. Pts with cardiac issues should not take.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of 5 hour energy shots if taken in excess?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Energy shots: You would be a busy bug for a while, but if healthy otherwise, u should be ok.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin commented
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
You still have less caffeine than a starbucks coffee so should be fine but may be late night.
Jun 21, 2013

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