What is the focus of clinical history for caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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When acute caffeine ingestion is suspected, the history should address the following:

  • Use of prescription medications or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs

  • Use of illicit drugs

  • Recent caffeine ingestion or recent behavior compatible with such ingestion


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