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Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Very bad idea!: Prednisone induces Insulin resistance. This energy drink will spike and crash your blood sugar levels. By itself, it can cause arrhythmias! So, worse with Prednisone and bad by itself! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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How many times a week can I have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?

How many times a week can I have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?

Caffeine & sugar: An 8 oz. Can of Red Bull energy drink has 27 grams of sugar and 80 mg of caffeine and traces of B vitamins. Diabetics should avoid. This liquid sugar load causes a spike and then crash in blood sugar. It's not healthy any day of the week. ...Read more

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Am planning to have 100 ml of Red Bull energy drink on the morning of my maths exam day. How will my performance be affected??

Am planning to have 100 ml of Red Bull energy drink on the morning of my maths exam day. How will my performance be affected??

Caffeine: The effect is mostly from caffeine. Have you had caffeine? IF so then you know what the effect will be. The amount of caffeine is equal to one cup of coffee. ...Read more

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Does optimum nutrition 'serious mass' weight gainer contains the same ingredients as 'red bull' energy drink?

Does optimum nutrition 'serious mass' weight gainer contains the same ingredients as 'red bull' energy drink?

Read label!: Heart racing is likely from caffeine in the red bull. All of these stimulant supplements ave potential undesired or harmful side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take red bull energy drink and be awake all night? . One at 10pm. One at 2am. One at 7am. I have an important exam at 9 30am.

Can I take red bull energy drink and be awake all night? . One at 10pm. One at 2am. One at 7am. I have an important exam at 9 30am.

Hope you did not!: The drink will keep you awake but a good night sleep would have served you better. Being so wired on caffeine is not good for performing well in tests. ...Read more

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Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone (tapering) cause atrial fibrillation, chest X-ray =clear, echogram = clear, blood=clear?

Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone (tapering) cause atrial fibrillation, chest X-ray =clear, echogram = clear, blood=clear?

Probably not: An energy drink such as red bull plus tapering of an opiate can cause a rapid heart beat - tachycardia, but probably not this special type of abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also have many other chemicals and are definitely not healthy. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and ambien are both sleeping medicstions ...Read more

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Does red bull or any form of energy drink effect your thyroid. I have a thyroid issue that hasn't been diagnosed (ran test & such) can't figure it out?

Does red bull or any form of energy drink effect your thyroid. I have a thyroid issue that hasn't been diagnosed (ran test & such) can't figure it out?

Not directly: But all so-called "energy" drinks are just heavily laced with caffeine, which is a stimulant. It can be a problem if you're thyroid is overactive. Get yours diagnosed properly and treated successfully, if necessary. ...Read more

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If there is a any problem using energy drink in studing period? (red bull)

If there is a any problem using energy drink in studing period? (red bull)

In general, it is: Recommended that women who have significant pms or symptoms during their period - avoid caffeiene. If you don't have menstrual or pre-menstrual difficulties and need this to stay awake - then I would limit to moderate use at most. ...Read more

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Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Hyper: Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

Not good: I have to admit I have used them occasionally, but I don't recommend them. Some are better than others, but they all have a lot of things in them that aren't very good for you and there is no quality control to guarantee they have exactly what it says on the label. Many of them have extremely high levels of caffeine. ...Read more

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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation! ...Read more

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Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Maybe: You can be sensitive to artificial colors or flavors in energy drink. It s best to stop for now. If there is residual rash that is not fading you may need prescription cream. See a dermatologist if it persists after stopping energy drinks. ...Read more

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I've been drinking energy drinks everyday for the last 11 months. This morning I went for a poo and went to wipe to find bright red blood.

I've been drinking energy drinks everyday for the last 11 months. This morning I went for a poo and went to wipe to find bright red blood.

Rectal blood: May be unrelated, may be hemorrhoid but would follow up with doctor as could be polyp, inflammatory or food reaction. In general energy drinks can be quite dangerous, the caffeine content is very high and they contain other substances as well. Would stop the energy drinks can develop palpitations, tremors anxiety and a host of issues. F/u w/doc. ...Read more

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Is mixing vodka with energy drink harmful?

Is mixing vodka with energy drink harmful?

Yes, how much: And how often > first you are 18 you should not be drinking, you are under age, most of the time will not stop with one drink, in tragic vehicular accident most common cause is due to dwi. Now it is unto you, hope you will not drink. ...Read more

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How often can one drink an energy drink?

How often can one drink an energy drink?

Avoid it.: It is not healthy. It has very high sugar and Caffine content. 5 times more than a cup of coffee. It makes you more alert for a short time, but it can cause Arrythmia. You should develop better time management skill and not dependent on energy drink for "energy". It gives false sense of control. You also will get addicted to it. And if mixed with alcohol, can be fatal. ...Read more

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How come I lose appetite after energy drink?

How come I lose appetite after energy drink?

Caffeine/stimulants: Caffeine and stimulants can cause you to have less of an appetite for a short while after drinking. The acidity sometimes can also give you mild stomach discomfort which may lower your appetite. However, they are not a safe alternative for weight loss. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is dringking of energy drink every day is good?

Is dringking of energy drink every day is good?

No: But depends on how much your drink. A single 5 hour energy has about the same amount of caffeine as 2 large and strong cups of coffee, so it is probably no worse than that. The vitamins and ginseng and other stuff in those drinks is worthless and does no good or harm, but the companies pretend that they give you more energy. A healthy diet, exercise, and a balanced lifestyle give us energy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can energy drink do to you?

Can you tell me what can energy drink do to you?

They are a scam: Most energy drinks are high doses of caffeine, which is a stimulant. If used occasionally they are not a big deal, and no worse than equivalent amounts of caffeine in soda or coffee. When used regularly and/or in high doses, caffeine increases anxiety, causes insomnia, can raise blood pressure and pulse, and causes a rebound fatigue. The vitamins etc some put in them are useless and add expense. ...Read more

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Please explain what energy drink is required for strength?

Please explain what energy drink is required for strength?

None: Energy drinks are basically caffeine, and this is not required for good health, the ability to exercise or muscle strength. In fact, many trainers strongly recommend against the use of excessive caffeine for people who are training. The vitamins and other supplements in the drinks are a waste of money. A healthy balanced diet is adequate for nutritional needs, maybe protein shakes and an mvi (multivitamin). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm looking for an energy drink to improve energy and stamina?

What do you suggest if I'm looking for an energy drink to improve energy and stamina?

Not doing it: Energy drinks are simply high doses of caffeine, which is not good for people in excess. Energy and stamina do not come out of a pill bottle, or for that matter 5 cups of coffee, although that can be a temporary solution. The long-term answer is good diet, exercise, staying at healthy weight, getting adequate sleep. A therapeutic multivitamin may help if your diet isn't what it should be. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a monster energy drink every night?

Is it okay to drink a monster energy drink every night?

Do you sleep nights?: In general, it's not a good idea. Large amounts of caffeine impair sleep, cause anxiety, even tremor and can precipitate panic attacks. If you work 3rd shift, it is far better for you to get natural sleep, eat a proper diet and not use stimulants. If you have shift work sleep disorder, there are better medications for it than large amounts of caffeine. ...Read more

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Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

There are some: There are some like xs energy drink but has herbs and another is e10energy drink. But my advice is that all this hype of energy drinks can be harmful for some and I will recommend a balanced diet, 7to8 hours of sleep, avoid stress, do not smoke and drink excessively, learn to relax and exercise regularly which will make your body produce endorphins which will give you energy and keep you healthy. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

None: None! Complications can include heart problems, high blood pressure and strokes among other things from the caffeine.Be smart! The benefit? None. Be natural and use the exercise to increase your energy the right way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take modafinil if you have had an energy drink?

Is it safe to take modafinil if you have had an energy drink?

Avoid energy drinks: With modafinil! Too many potential issues. In any case, energy drinks should be avoided! ...Read more

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Hello, I just took 2 500mg paracetamol pills (equals to 1000mg) and drank a 500ml energy drink. Should I be worried?

Hello, I just took 2 500mg paracetamol pills (equals to 1000mg) and drank a 500ml energy drink. Should I be worried?

No: This is less than a 3rd of the listed toxic dose level for an adult. It is a potential liver toxin and frequent excessive doses can cause you to die a horrible, slow death. If you can visualize not being able to clot your blood, so you are bleeding from everything while your brain is hit with backed up body toxins=that is what it does. ...Read more

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What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

None: Caffeine, the "active" ingredient, in most energy drinks (along with lots of sugar and some other nutrients of dubious value) is not harmful to the eyes. ...Read more

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Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Caffeine: Energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine is a cardiac stimulant and regularly results in fast heart rate. See the connection? ...Read more

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