Deadly dangers of powdered caffeine overdose

Deadly dangers of powdered caffeine overdose

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Caffeine powder is being snorted like cocaine with deadly consequences. At least one teenager has overdosed and died on the stimulant. People are mixing it with alcohol to get drunk faster and stay drunk longer.

It gives you energy, can help you lose weight, and even make your alcohol buzz last longer but it is totally unregulated.

Some people think snorting caffeine powder through a $100 bill like cocaine is a big joke. But emergency medicine specialist Dr. Robert Glatter says it can be dangerous and even deadly because too much can trigger a seizure in some people. He says it's hard to measure doses and know how much you're taking. Just one teaspoon is equivalent to the caffeine found in more than 20 cans of soda.

In Ohio, Logan Steiner, 18, died just before his high school graduation from what the coroner believes was a caffeine overdose.

The side effects are worse for teens and for everyone when alcohol is involved.

Caffeine powder is a supplement and is therefore not regulated by the FDA.

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