An Appraisal of Energy Drinks, Supplements, and Medications: Deadly Implications


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Target Audience

Health professionals.


  • Recognize the potential for energy drink drug interactions.
  • List the known energy drink components drug interactions as reported in the medical literature.
  • Know the principles for clinical coping with energy drinks and supplement drug interactions.
  • List the known supplements components drug interactions as reported in the medical literature.
  • Know the principles for clinical coping with supplement drug interactions.
  • Recognize the potential for Rhabdomyolysis induced by supplement use.


Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed, CPRS
Podiatrist, Shoe String Podiatry
Contract Clinical Pharmacist for Comprehensive Health Services Medical Service Support Iraq, Cape Canaveral, Florida

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine College of Podiatric Medicine at University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Masters of Science Degree in Wound Care and Tissue Repair and Post Graduate Training University of Wales, Cardiff
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Smith does not have any financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.


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  • Hurlock L, Lee MG. Potential health problems with use of  energy drinks. West Indian Med J. 2012 Jan;61(1):1-2.
  • Wolk BJ, Ganetsky M, Babu KM. toxicity of energy drinks Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Apr;24(2):243-51.
  • Dehoney S, Wellein M. Rhabdomyolysis associated with nutritional supplement Am J Health Pharm 2009 66 142-148.
  • Eudy et al. Efficacy and Safety of ingredients found in preworkout supplements. Am J Health Pharm 2013 70 577-588.
  • Carol ML Hydroxycut weight loss dietary supplements: a contributing factor in the development of exertional rhabdomyolysis in three US Army soldiers. Mil Med 2013 178 (9) e1039-42.
  • Gabardi S  et al.  A Review of Dietary Supplement- Induced Dysfunction Am Soci Nephr 2007  (2) 757-765.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON


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