FDA Releases Report on 5-Hour Energy, Monster Energy, and Rockstar Energy Drink

Have you consumed an energy drink, looking to find that big burst of energy suggested by the advertisements, only to find yourself feeling terrible afterward?  If so, you are not alone.

According to a report recently released by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA Report”), numerous severe adverse effects following use of energy drinks have been reported and collected in the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (known as “CAERS”).  According to the FDA Report, the FDA “advises consumers to talk with their health care providers before using any product marketed as an ‘energy shot’ or ‘energy drink.'”

The symptoms and outcomes reported included everything from feelings of fatigue, migraines, dizziness, nausea and agitation to more serious reports of anxiety, blood pressure fluctuation, abnormal or increased heart rates, vomiting, hyperventilation, disorientation, convulsions, loss of consciousness, falling, head injuries, and death.

The FDA Report is available here.

If you or a loved one believe you have been adversely affected by consuming an energy drink, please contact Mike or Jim at (317) 269-2500 or toll free at (888) 337-7766.