is redbull dangerous?

a family friend died from mixing it with alcohol. was it redbulls fault? if so , why is it dangerous?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It could definitely be dangerous. Especially if you drink too many and mix it with alcohol and/or exercise. The caffeine in it is a stimulant which can cause your heart to beat faster than it should and in a different rhythm than it should. In moderation should be ok but everyone reacts differently to things. You may not know the answer but how many did he have? was it on an empty stomach? was he mixing drinks? drugs? did he have an underlying heart problem he may not have known about? lot of different factors come into play.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Source(s): RN
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  • 4 years ago

    The real major danger with Redbull cocktails, is that the caffeinated energy drink is able to counteract some of the drowsiness and other "drunken sensations" so it can often make you think you are less intoxicated than you are. There are 2 large dangers associated with not "feeling" drunk, when you are. The first is, you might be enticed into operating a vehicle or other machinery on the premise that you aren't drunk, even though your reflexes are just as slow as they would be if you were drinking straight vodka. The second is that you might continue drinking past your body's ability to tolerate the alcohol. The feeling of drunkenness is usually an effective inhibitor to alcohol poisoning (you will stop drinking when you feel dosey and lethargic) However, if you are unable to feel drunk you might continue to drive your blood alcohol higher, causing long term damage, or even passing out and and falling down. There has also been a suggested link between the consumption of Redbull and Vodka that suggests it can cause Cardiac Arrest, so like with any alcoholic beverage, enjoy it responsibly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If your friend had any kind of heart problems, yes it could be very dangerous. If they were using the "real" redbull and not the stuff bought here in the states, yes it could be very dangerous to mix it with anything. People who drink things such as yager bombs, are actually playing with fire if they have a undiagnosed health problem. Was it redbull's fault, no, it was the mixture and probably some health issue with the friend, just a deadly combonation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Red bull can be extremely dangerous if you drink too much of it or take it the wrong way. Doctors suggest 1 every 3 days or 1 half every 2 days. Red bull can result in heart attack and even death. It can be very risky as well other high energy drinks. Drinking the diet or light Red bull does not make a drastic difference. It is just the same as regular just with less calories.

    Overall, yes it is harmful in plenty ways.

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  • 1 decade ago

    how much did the person drink? you aren't giving enough info to get a good answer. but consider that millions of people drink red bull, billions drink alcohol, and a large number of people routinely mix the two. if they were inherently dangerous in moderate amounts, they wouldn't be nearly so popular and legal.

    perhaps red bull could keep someone more alert longer and allow them to binge drink later into the night, but i would blame that more on irresponsible behavior than red bull. if he had been drinking coffee, it wouldn't have even been mentioned.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mixing it with alcohol, it is.

    Alcohol already raises your blood pressure and everything inside you..so you'd be raising it even more by drinking a red bull too.

    Sorry to hear about your family friend. {{hugs}} =)

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  • 1 decade ago

    It could be because there's a whole bunch of unknown ingredients in there. Also, it could be mixing it with the alcohol that just was not a great mixture.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i wouldn't say it was dangerous like to drink one can but yes if you over do it you could end up with serious side effects not only that it will dehydrate you if you consume large amounts of it it contains alot of caffein so please be careful

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    honestly, just think a little. what do you think is more dangerous. alcohol or red bull?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Please search the details on google, type energy drinks and hit the search button.

    Red bull or any other energy drinks are always harm full with alcohols.

    Its like milk with lemon.

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