Man`s Heart Stops after Red Bull Overdose

Submitted by: Snoogans 9 years ago
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/mans-heart-stops-after-red-bull-overdose/2007/08/18/1186857834956.html

8 Red Bulls in a day doesn"t sound like that much.
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Male 42
Most I ever drank was two and I didn`t feel good after that.
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Male 2,005
u do know this isnt the only case of red bull overdose
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Female 198
hurr lame. See, THIS is why australia`s education system needs to be improved, cos idiots who do learn to read, don`t comprehend!
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Female 761
Again with the caffiene idiots. 8 red bulls, 14 espressos.... They need a smack to the head with a paddle that clearly reads "I WILL NOT CONSUME CRAP IN EXCESS"
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Male 1,204
i thought people weren`t that stupid... haven`t we learned that energy drinks aren`t good?
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Male 247
Kids at my school have such a bad caffeine addiction that they drink THREE energy drinks a day. As for me, I just drink anything that`s like Dr. Pepper.
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Female 2,695
-twitch- CAFFEINE! -shake-
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Female 99
stupid parentheses getting in the way

http://www.worldclassnutrition.com/liqre...

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Female 99
Jagermeister is nasty. So is Red Bull.

Yeah, my mother is an ICU nurse, and she just had a young (but of legal drinking age) person admitted for mixing Red Dawn (http://www.worldclassnutrition.com/liqr... (it`s a mood and energy enhancing drink) with vodka. She`s in a friggen coma. People are stupid.

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Male 1,455
That`s a Jager bomb, because for some reason (who knows why) the drink is actually the german word for hunter. W. T. F.

I hate caffeine. It isn`t the taste or the effects, but I like to know that I am good enough at what I do to not need any sort of stimulant.

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Male 295
also, you should not mix them with alcohol... on a completely unrelated subject, has anyone ever tried a yager bomb?
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Male 380
"its funny cos they actually advise pregnant women and children not to drink them. does that tell you anything about the health benefits? i mean really."

Yea energy drinks have health benefits (more that pop). But the reason they dont want children/pregnant women to drink it is because its too much caffeine for a small child/infant not because its not healthy.

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Male 118
Personally, I can`t see why anyone would want to drink any of those energy / stimulant drinks. But coming from a household of a caffeine addict, it has made me repent. I don`t want to be controlled by some useless substance.
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Female 1,397
excessive consumption of anything can lead to death, thats just common sense. I mean if you can `over-dose` on water...personally I think warning labels should be removed from things like this...so as to clean the gene pool more.
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Female 697
"Red Bull gives you wings..."
Which means it kills you! Ever since the very first commercial came out for it I`ve always said that.
All of the commercials say so! Especially that one where the son-in-law is daydreaming of ways to kill his mother-in-law. Instead of a train or whatever, he gives her Red Bull... and she dies!!
How obvious could you get?! People would be stupid to drink Red Bull >.> Stupid drink.
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Male 404
Lmao this reminds me of my brother. Before a big football game he had everyone was telling him not to drink to many redbulls because your heart will "explode" at 7, he also drank 8. Nothing happened to him he just got a little sick afterwords but otherwise he was fine.
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Male 1,383
I`ve always hated people who drink too much of it.
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Female 2,084
omg. we were just talking about this today at school since today was our first day back. wow. what a coincidence.
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Male 170
on the back of this can of monster im drinking right now it says
"Consume Responsibly - Limit (3) cans per day. Not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people sensitive to caffeine"

I`ve had about 10 in a day.. i got sick.. didn`t sleep much... but i was fine.

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Male 117
Vodka*
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Female 193
come on... if they tell you not to drink more than two in a single day that means DONT DRINK EIGHT. some people just don`t listen, i think it`s his own fault.
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Male 117
Vokda-Redbull, jager-Redbull
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Male 42
Honestly, what the heck do you expect to happen when you down so many stimulants?
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Female 194
Hm. Never had red bull before.
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Female 882
"Mr Penbross had no other risk factors apart from smoking"

I would say smoking is a pretty big risk factor

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Female 114
What an idiot, he had chest pains from drinking 4 of them, and he smokes, so he drinks more! What Darwin runner up.
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Female 679
Uhh..
Stupid =)
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Male 19
But redbull gives you wings!
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Female 267
Okay, lets take this little by little sir. If the can says, DONT HAVE MORE THAN TWO, you should not have more than two!!!!!!! Did this guy do this just so he could sue them for not explaining that he could very well DIE from drinking too much Red Bull? And I agree with you dynapyre! We Americans just sit around eating sh*t all day, and when we get fat, and have heart problems, we sue everybody who had anything to do with us! Really America, grow up and take responsibility for your actions.

That guy SHOULD be dead, because he chose to ignore the warning on the can, and drink himself to the brink of death! He should have his sueing rights taken away because he was being a fat, disgusting pig! This is just like that chick who drank way too much coffee and had to go to the hospital.

C`mon people! Put 2 and 2 together!

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Male 69
So, apparently it is not enough to say that you shouldn`t have more than two drinks a day, but now they have to explain what will happen to you? And these people are allowed to vote ... ;-/
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Male 114
oh, and I forgot to mention how pissed I am that people (seems to be mostly americans too) don`t want to take responsibility for their actions... then sue for it. money grabbing pigs...
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Male 114
drink too much beer and you will get drunk. drink way too much beer will kill you.
eating too many cheeseburgers will make you fat. eat way too many and you will die.
drink too much water and you will feel bloated. drink way too much, yes, you will die.
drink too many energy drinks and you will get a big buzz. drink too many and YOU WILL DIE!!!!
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Male 2,486
Ergh I hate reading things like this. My girlfriend has heart problems, and she passes out when she drinks an energy drink sometimes.. or alchohol, but since she`s met me she`s stopped drinking alchohol entirely and very little energy drinks.. It just worries the hell outta me.. I don`t want her heart to explode=[
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Male 407
The reason redbull doesn`t state every little thing that can happen is because it`s not a particularly powerful energy drink. It`s got 80 mg of caffeine, there are tons of energy drinks with double or triple that amount, there are even energy drinks with as much as 1000 mg of caffeine.

The more caffeine in a drink, the more dangerous, and most often the warning labels on these higher caffeine ones are much much longer.

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Male 210
Kind of obvious that if you drink loads of caffine your heart will be messed up...
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Female 1,299
i think he might have expected feeling unwell later, but its not his fault it didnt tell him he could die. lots of people dont take these labels seriously because they dont state the consequences- i mean theres a difference between a headache and death and we should know when we could be facing death
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Male 342
what i found was stupid was how he was expecting the label to tell him what will happen if he drank more than 2 red bulls. from what i know, if a label says dont do it, then DONT DO IT. what is red bull supposed to hold ur hand and tell u the consequences or ur own stupid actions? besides, if you read what the contents of the energy drink is, I bet you could figure out you`d be having a huge sugar and caffeine overdose. and we all know that can do to you.
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Female 89
Okay, why in the hell are we Americans such idiots? Why in the world do we take every new fad and use it in excess?? We`re complete morons who don`t know the meaning of moderation. Ugh, we disgust me.
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Female 330
This is old...
I saw it aaages ago on the news.

But anyway, Yeah he was an idiot.
Although, I once drank 5 red bulls and was fine...But I`m a retard too (I`m embracing my "special-ness" XD)

And I dunno why everyone says red bull tastes like crap....I like it ><

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Female 27
Idiot
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Male 11,740
What a moron. Most people with half a brain would realize that drinking that much caffeine isn`t smart in the first place. Then he has to ignore the warning label that says not to drink more than two IN A DAY because it doesn`t say why. Don`t worry about why dumbass, just don`t drink more than 2. He deserves what he got. What a moron.
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Female 85
beternal
"It says 2 is max, so at very most drink 3 or 4!!!"

No, don`t drink 3 or 4, drink 2. Thats why it says 2 is max, because 2 is the most you can have safely, not 3 or 4. It`s that kinda thinking that probably gave him a heart attack.

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Female 198
No wonder why my mom told me to not drink energy drinks..
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Female 288
i hate reading these news articles because they repeat the same stuff over and over again to make it appear like a longer story.
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Female 876
LOL!!! What an idiot. "Well, they told me not to jump into the pit of 4,300 hungry lions, but they didn`t say why!!!" Jeeeeez.
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Male 957
that`s so awesome!
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Female 368
stupid people are funny! common sense is almost non existent anymore.
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Male 42
*Claps* Well done. You ignored the label and almost died. "L4WL DA MEDICLINE STUFFS SAYZ T0 33T ONLY THREE OF DA CANDIESSS SO I HAD 12! LAWL! *Sudden braindead*"

The Warning was clear. You`re the dick. If you fourfold your dose of something, more than likely, you`ll end up the one who`s the weiner. Good day to you.

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Female 419
If the label stated do not drink more than two and he drank eight, its his own fault.
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Male 1,275
Okay so this idiot drank 8 red bulls yet he states he was advised not to on the lable. Because it did say he could die hes outraged. It said not to drink that many dumb ass. What made him think it was a good idea? If he had of died the world would have just lost one of its stupidest redidents.
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Female 525
red bull gives you wings haha
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Female 190
That`s terrifying. I`ve had more than 8 mixed with liquor before.
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Female 159
Ew.. Redbull, this is just an even better reason not to drink them. I prefer lattes :-)
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Male 148
Energy drinks all taste like poo. Adding caffeine into them was a nice way of getting people addicted..
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Female 322
I went to a store and saw some of these energy shots behind glass. That`s how bad they`re getting. One container had four or five stimulants in them. This blows away the fact that people who drink 4 cups of coffee were crazy for ingesting that much.

I wonder when the FDA will walk in to either regulate it or put warnings on them like they do cigarette packs.

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Female 274
I agree with R U Kidding. Some people were hanging out free Mother at my Uni. So of course I took a few. Who wouldn`t? The energy buzz was also fun.
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Male 4,246
Jeez, that ticks me off: Some dumbass does something stupid & nearly dies, but refuses to take responsibility for his own actions. Earth to Dickweed: THE CANS ARE PROPERLY LABELLED. YOU IGNORED THE WARNINGS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Grow a pair, admit that you screwed up, and let us never hear from you again. Asswipe.

"a van came to my school and started passing `em out for free.. and I watched people drink them, comment on how they tasted like ass, and take another sip"

Remember, derangedingo, the drinks were FREE. Who`s gonna throw out a free energy drink? (even if it tastes like ass)

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Male 869
cnlbell...That was not the comment I submitted with the link, but thanks for asking.
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Male 44
ha ha. good for him. it wouldnt surprise me if the guy was trying to compete with the bassist from my old band, who would have been at the event. he`s challenged me before to a red bull drinking competition. =P

i used to live where that happened last year (port macquarie), now i live where he was flown to! (newcastle)

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Female 447
Stupid Aussie...
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Male 713
Marijuana is safer :]
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Male 699
8 in 5 hours? Dumbass. Redbulls taste gross, like pennies and citrus orange.
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Male 626
OMFG! Red bull does give you wings! Angel wings :-D
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Female 155
Even though it`s not red bull, my brother`s friend drank nothing, but Monster and had his stomach pumped. That scared me a bit out of drinking those.
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Male 4,012
*golfclap*

Right. And the people on this link Link were wondering what the stupid labels are for.

THIS.

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Male 810
^
I agree

And why the hell do people drink them in the first place? They taste like puke, they don`t go down easy, and they never actually give any energy "boosts" or whatever

Some retarded new energy drink company is trying to get in on the scene, they`re called Hyphy or something, and a van came to my school and started passing `em out for free.. and I watched people drink them, comment on how they tasted like ass, and take another sip

the world is slowly but surely going under..

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Female 1
Pffft. Wow, what did he think was going to happen?
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Male 8
first that latte coffee lady now this guy hmm what are people thinking
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Female 420
It was 8 in 5 hours not a day. Did you even READ the article Snoogans? I would think that would kind of be a prerequisite for suggesting a link to an article. Unless you like looking like a jack@ss. lol
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Male 162
its funny cos they actually advise pregnant women and children not to drink them. does that tell you anything about the health benefits? i mean really.
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Male 233
NOO stop reporting on this. i enjoy my caffiene jumps.

(88 liters of mountain dew this summer and counting!)

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Female 428
Huh, never had a taste for energy drinks.
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Male 2,586
:-D nice one macedonpimp! :-)

ok, no one deserves to die (lucky for him he didn`t) but come on people! warning labels are there for a reason! It says 2 is max, so at very most drink 3 or 4!!! - NOT 8!!!

And this is getting ridiculous... You can drink too much water and your stomach can burst, you can have too much sugar and get chronically obese, you can breathe too much oxygen and hyperventillate, you can eat too much salt and die from heart failure... All things are 100% healthy but our bodies are only meant for so much!!!

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Male 220
How about you idiots learn to read?
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Male 570
what... i drank 8 monsters in a day and i only threw up.
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Male 869
Link: Man`s Heart Stops after Red Bull Overdose [Rate Link] - 8 Red Bulls in a day doesn`t sound like that much.
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