Caffeine Toxicity Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 24, 2020
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is caffeine?

What is the focus of clinical history for caffeine toxicity?

What are the signs and symptoms of caffeine toxicity?

Which CNS findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Which cardiovascular findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Which GI findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of caffeine toxicity?

Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of caffeine toxicity?

What is included in the prehospital care of severe caffeine toxicity?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial in the treatment of caffeine toxicity?

What amount of caffeine causes acute toxicity?

What are the effects of caffeine in the body?

What are the physical effects of caffeine toxicity?

How much caffeine is contained in common beverages and supplements?

What is the pathophysiology of caffeine toxicity?

What causes caffeine toxicity?

What is the prevalence of caffeine toxicity in the US?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for caffeine toxicity?

What is the prognosis of caffeine toxicity?

What is included in the patient education about caffeine toxicity?

Presentation

What is included in the clinical history for caffeine toxicity?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

What are CNS signs and symptoms of caffeine toxicity?

What are the cardiovascular signs and symptoms of caffeine toxicity?

What are the GI signs and symptoms of caffeine toxicity?

What are vital sign findings characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Which CNS findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Which GI findings are characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Caffeine Toxicity?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of caffeine toxicity?

What is the role of serum caffeine concentration is the diagnosis and treatment of caffeine toxicity?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of caffeine toxicity?

What is the role of ECG in the diagnosis of caffeine toxicity?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care for caffeine toxicity?

How is caffeine toxicity treated in the emergency department (ED)?

What is the role of vasopressors in the ED treatment of caffeine toxicity?

What is the ED treatment for dysrhythmias in caffeine toxicity?

What is the role of beta-blockers in the ED treatment of caffeine toxicity?

What is the ED treatment for seizures in caffeine toxicity?

What is the ED treatment of metabolic complications of caffeine toxicity?

What are the less common treatments for caffeine toxicity?

What is included in inpatient care for caffeine toxicity?

When is patient transfer indicated for the treatment of caffeine toxicity?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with caffeine toxicity?

What is included in long-term monitoring of caffeine toxicity?

Medications

What medications are used in the treatment of caffeine toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class GI decontaminants are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Calcium channel blockers are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Vasopressors are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?