Seizure Activity and Unresponsiveness after Hydroxycut Ingestion

@article{Kockler2001SeizureAA,
  title={Seizure Activity and Unresponsiveness after Hydroxycut Ingestion},
  author={Denise R Kockler and Michelle W. McCarthy and C L Lawson},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={21}
}
A 22‐year‐old man was hospitalized after unexplained seizure‐like activity and unresponsiveness. A urine toxicology screen was negative for salicylates, acetaminophen, alcohol, and drugs of abuse. Medical history was insignificant with the exception of recent (within 2 wks) ingestion of Hydroxycut, a dietary supplement purported to be energy enhancing, muscle building, and fat burning. The agent contains ephedra alkaloids and caffeine, which are both central nervous system stimulants; the… 

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