What is the mortality and morbidity associated with caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Death is an uncommon result of caffeine poisoning, but may be due to caffeine-related dysrhythmias, seizures, and aspiration of emesis. Oral doses of caffeine greater than 10 g can be fatal in adults. [10]

The AAPC reported no deaths related to caffeine in 2016. [14] The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) reported 29 deaths related solely to Monster, 5-Hour Energy, and Rockstar energy drinks from 2004-2013. [16]


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