What is included in the clinical history for caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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If acute caffeine ingestion is suspected, patients or their family members should be questioned about their use of prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and illicit drugs. Patients and family members should be queried about the use of any of the following drugs:

  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamine
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Antidepressants
  • Asthma medications
  • Thyroid medications
  • Anticholinergics (eg, OTC allergy medications)

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