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This drug is found in multiple sources within the home and should be avoided explicitly.  The active toxin is theobromine and this is a moderate to severe toxicity.  A lethal dose of caffeine can occur with as little as 75 mg per pound of body weight.  One cup of coffee can have 100 mgs of caffeine.  Symptoms can show up within one hour of consumption.  Coffee, and soda will present some sources but caffeine pills present a greater risk.  Symptoms can include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated Heart Rate
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Hypertension
  • Tremors
  • Hyperthermia
  • Seizure
  • Collapse