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A 28-year-old male asked:

could the symptoms of caffeine overdose will remain more than 2 month, even if we already stop the intake of caffeine?

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Caffein: Caffeine half life is about 6 hours. It means that after 5x6= 30 hours it is all out of your system, but you may develop withdrawal symptoms if you are a heavy coffee drinker and you stop drinking caffeine abruptly.

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