Poison Center warns against powdered caffeine

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Poison Center has issued a warning about a product that’s already claimed the life of one teenager.

Powdered caffeine is becoming very popular among kids and teens.

It’s easily found online and is very difficult to measure properly which can lead to a possible overdose.

In May, an Ohio teen died after ingesting too much of the product.

Even if users don’t overdose, it can cause problems including nervousness, sweating, seizures and heart rhythm problems, according to Dr. Steven Seifert of the Poison Center.

The FDA is looking at regulating powdered caffeine products, but recommends people avoid them altogether.

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