VPX Redline Putting People In Hospital


Redline Energy Drink may be racking up a history of sending some people to the hospital with health problems.

After all, Redline is one of the most powerful energy drinks and has even been pulled from some retailers’ shelves.

Redline is really intended to be used as a workout aid and energy drink enthusiasts know that Redline is a drink that you don’t mess with.

The label on the bottle says to only drink a half of a bottle at a time.

However, some fail to heed or read these warning and have found themselves in the hospital because of Redline.

Health Problems Linked to Redline

Here are some reported cases of people drinking Redline and then experiencing negative health consequences.

  1. A guy drinks two 8-ounce cans of Redline RTD (along with a burrito). Minutes later he collapses, shaking violently (via SacBee). He got Redline from a 7-11.
  2. A teenager who drank several Redlines per day had the following problems revealed by an endoscope. Severe inflammation, bleeding and ulcerations in a the upper part of the small intestine, which was causing severe stomach pain. src.
  3. A Texas man filed suit against Redline because within 10 hours of drinking the energy drink he experienced “excessive heart rate, extreme chest pain, lost sensation in his hands and had extreme nausea” . He had to be hospitalized until they could get his heart rate under control. src.
  4. A 57 year old man suffered a hemorrhagic stroke after consuming a Redline. He reported that his symptoms began 15 minutes after consumption. The man in question did not follow the recomendations on the bottle to only consume half at a time and to avoid consumption if suffering from high blodd pressure. Here’s the abstract and a more detailed article about the event.

Is It just the Caffeine in Redline?

Besides the caffeine Redline contains (250-316 milligrams), it also contains Yohimbine, which is another powerful stimulant. According to drugs.com the side effects of Yohimbe are as follows.

  • Nervous system side effects have included excitation, increased motor activity, tremor, and dizziness.
  • Cardiovascular side effects have included elevation in blood pressure and increase in heart rate.
  • Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting, commonly reported after parenteral administration of yohimbine.
  • Psychiatric side effects have included irritability and generalized anxiety.
  • General side effects have included headache and increase in sweating.
  • Dermatologic side effects have included skin flushing reported with oral administration.

Who’s to Blame?

At Caffeine Informer we believe there is shared responsibility on both the part of the manufacturer and the consumer.

The manufacturer must clearly post warnings and directions of use as well as not promote the product where it could fall into the hands of minors.

However, it is the consumer’s responsibility to heed warning labels and use products only as directed.

Some may not understand how his/her body will react to the stimulants in Redline and that is why consumers are directed to consume only half a bottle at a time.

We hope the reports of the hospitalizations as the result of Redline, will teach people to follow the energy drink’s warning label and prevent history from repeating itself.

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  • thomas

    Friday i took some redline at work (i work at a 7-11 store) about 5 am was getting extremly tired so i took some redline knowing the potency of it i took just a little bit and poured it into a cup and then mixed it with sprite since sprite is a non caffien soda. Any ways i had the bottle and cup next to each other and was rushing around. at my store at that time in the morning its work work work. Anyways i grabbed the bottle by mistake and down must of it quickly because the cup i was using was also a small cup you know the small gulp cup. I went home and i felt sick chest pains, headache, tremors, shortness of breath. the symptoms died down a bit but today is sunday and i still feel sick and chest pains and when i laydown i get shortness of breath still. If this keeps up by tomorrow i may have to goto the ER. Any advice would be helpfull

  • garrett

    Eat something. Drink water and take it easy. You just have to wait it out.

  • Daniela

    Well I been drinking Red Line Pills for about a month, I just take a few pills at day before go tothe gym and its working good for me, I lost some weight and I didnt have any bad effect . The clue is to learn how much of this stuff your body need in the right time and not overdose …..Drink a lot of water and eat always before drink this pills or the half of the can. Its perfect take 2 pills just before do some cardio.

  • Jose

    I have been taking Red Line Serum for about a 1 year not. It has helped me out alot in my work outs intead of a regular 1 1/2- 2 hrs its more like 2-4 hrs in the Gym but Absolutely no cardio until i burn off most of it. I once made the mistake to try and run while on it and never did it again i ran for 30 secs and i got off quickly. Honestly its the closest thing to roids. Now even I play around and I never Exeed the maximum for the day since i take only 5Ml no more or one full drink a day. What does everyone think?

  • Dude migel

    sometimes it works, but ur suppose to have carbs with it and it works better, im only a 13 year old and i stopped drinking them cuz i go friken crazy sometimes. i drank one and a half once and nothing happend, then i drank a whole on and i went balistic. never try them with alcohal. i havent, but u definitly will have a heart attack

  • stringer

    I just got some I hope I dont pass out but it will be my first time takeing it pray for me..

  • Bentley

    it actually does say don’t drink on an empty stomach just so you know. and ive drank two in one day. even drank one right before goin out to party. probably not smart but im still alive.

  • Bentley

    and i do mean redline followed by patron, some stoli, and a little bit of morgan

  • Gero

    So…looks like if you follow the directions, it won’t kill you. (the power of reading) Has anybody actually seen results from use of this product. I’m talking fat loss not the ultimate caffeine rush. I do a lot of cycling but have recently started to focus on my abs. I’m trying to burn through the fat so they will actually show. (i do believe i have abs.) Any insight would be appreciated.


  • Alyssa

    i had a bottle of redline and i felt like i was going to die. i got all shaky and nauseus, and although i kept salivating, i couldnt throw up. it was horrible. i couldnt eat or sleep or anything and i was sweating quite a bit. i didnt go to the hospital or anything but i really feel i should have gone. Its been 2 days and I still feel like crap.

  • Tiffany

    i love redline. i took it after eating breakfast and since i’m not very big, i drank less then one half and i had tons of enegry, wasn’t feeling sick, sweated a little bit and slightly cold, nothing major. People who are taking this should look at their body(weight and height) and learn about the product their taking.

  • emily

    im 14 and today at around 4 pm i drank 3 bottles of red line. not all the same time of course i didn’t know it was that horrible for you at the time. i started with half and decided i wanted one of my won and soon went back for another. the guy at the liquor store didn’t card us either..i thought at the time he was a baller and now i hate him XD earlier i was using 75 percent of my energy to breathe. like if i didn’t concentrate i would just stop breathing. i never wanna do that again, i might never drink another energy drink as long as i live.

  • Jazzy

    I honestly love this stuff. what i usually do, is use the cap as a little “shot glass” and i’ll take a few “shots” throughout the morning. i probably drink about a third of a bottle in a serving, and always make sure I have something in my stomach before.

    I know from experience that this stuff burns a good amount of calories while you’re doing nothing. For weightloss, i think it’s perfect cause it def. speeds up the process.

    For working out this stuff works great as well. Although I would definately recommend drinking this on a full stomach. although you always should just to be safe.

    People: Read the precautions, instructions, and warnings.

    Be smart about it!!

  • well, i do not know much about caffinated drinks, i mean ive never tried spike shooter, and i usually drink amp, monster and mostly lots of coffee, probably more than i should
    but i drank a redline the other day, i read mall the labels on it like 5 times over
    and noted you have to eat something haha, i only had a medium bag of funions at the moment so i ate em and drank the half the bottle, waited like 30 minuets and drank the rest, i cant say it did much at all
    now maybe i am not sensitive to caffiene?

  • Teri Stiffler

    My daughter called me the other day after drinking 1 and 1/2 bottles of redline. She was shaking violently and was having projectile vomiting. She felt horrible. A friend had given it to her and not told her it was not legal for her to drink it as she is only 15, and after my daughter had drank it her friend told her she might pass out afterwards. Of course, my daughter wieghs about 90 pounds and is barely five feet tall. I was furious at her and her friend. Luckily a young man who knew what could happen had my daughter hurry and eat and start chugging water to get it through her system. My daughter swore she would not do that again. I think we need more education about stuff like this.

  • Donovan Katruska

    My brother Luke drank a bit of redline, when suddenly his left eye just freakin exploded. He started to scream and run around the kitchen as blood squirted from the squirming mess dangling out of his socket. He began to laugh hysterically as his blood covered fingers groped for a pen on the counter. Before I could stop him, he slammed the pen, cap on, into his good eye, spraying me with a fresh layer of gore, and collapsed to his knees screaming “Hail Nyarlathotep”. So yeah, I strongly recommend this awesome beverage. Give it to your children and pets! Replace grandpa’s vitamins with some redline pills!

  • Rob

    I drink 2 Extreme Redlines a day, I’ve been drinking redlines for 3 years or so. 3 months on 3 months off. I’ve stacked them with 50mg of Ephedra and Animal cuts. I’ve never had a problem with redline. It’s your tolerence of what you can handle. Just have to drink plenty of water and keep hydrated.

    Rob B.

    Spfld MA

  • CJ – California

    I recently purchaced a redline energy drink from a local 7-11 store. Me amd my buddies were going to pull an allnighter. They had Monster energy drinks. I did not notice the warning label and just downed the entire thing. minutes later i felt wired. Then i started shaking uncontrolably and sweating a lot. I felt sick to my stomach and had a massive headache. I started blacking out and felt extremely dizzy. Its pretty ridiculos how small the warning lable is, i thought it was the ingreients. SO not knowing i was “under the age” of drinking this stuff and only supposed to drink half of the bottle i really wish i had never wasted my money on it. I really feel this product should be pulled off the market. i will never try this again even at a moderate portion or would i recomend this to anyone.

  • Brian Bohnet

    Anyone who hates on this stuff is an idiot. Theres a paragraph warning label on it for a reason. Drink it in moderation, this is NOT a redbull. Even if you do down it, you should understand this is NOT intended to be a energy drink. While it’s effects are as such, this is a workout drink, intended to burn fat, speed up metabolism, and increase the effects of working out. The sweating, hot and cold streaks are effects of what it is SUPPOSED to do. You’re body is supposed to go through high and cold swings, and is supposed to shiver/shake. It’s in the recipe.

    Suggesting that such an amazing product be pulled off the shelves simply because you refuse to read the warning label is absurd.

  • Gijs

    Heh, Debbies story reminds me of the time I accidentily (wasn’t into drugs at that time nor using caffeine) took a ventolin overdose (I think it was 100 times the prescripted dose could’ve bin 10 or 1000 times) I took it with the vaporizing machine i had (it was called a paddy boy) so everything was absorbed pretty good , I was about 16 at that time.
    It didn’t kick in right away but about half an hour later laying in bed I started to really feel my hart pumping and beating, 15 min later I woke the poeple I was staying over with and they took me to a docter, on the way over my hart was still increasing pace and i started to become nauseaus after stepping out of the car and walking to the docters office I had to stop and I saw colours swirling in my vision, entering the doctors office I almost inmediatly puked into a bin and they called an ambulance right away.
    During the ambulance ride my hart rate mas measured and i was put on oxygen, it measured into the 220+ they told me that this was a lethal rate for my age and size. This experiance thought me to ALWAYS read prescriptions YOURSELF and not count on other poeple to have them phone it in and write it down (that’s where it went wrong)

    Anyway anyone know where to get this redline stuff in Holland/Europe (ordering from thet states will be very costly) couse i’m kinda an caffeine addict 😉 (used to drink at least 30 cups of coffee a day and in my final exam period about 8 cans of red bull a day)

Last Modified: November 29, 2016