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A 21-year-old male asked:

Drinking an energy shot, it contains high concentrations of caffeine, taurine, magnesium and l-arginine, also i'm on antidepressants, is it safe?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Probably: Assuming the product is not contaminated and contains what it says, the tauriine, magnesium and L-arginine do not constitute a risk. A typical cup of coffee is 100-200 mg of caffeine; at some establishments it can go to 400 mg. That is your guide. But the concern is less the interaction with antidepressants, more is it ok for you and any medical condition you might have.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Energy drink: Main concern is effect on Cardiovascular system if used regularly, especially if the antidepressant also affects the Cardiovascular system.

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