School issues Prime energy drink warning after pupil hospitalised

Posted: 17th May 2023

A pupil has suffered a “cardiac episode” after drinking a Prime energy drink, a school has said.

Milton Primary School in Newport, sent a text message to parents on Tuesday following reports from a parent that their child had to have their stomach pumped after drinking the fad drink, which is said to contain 140mg of caffeine in the UK.

The school’s management said it wanted to make parents aware of the incident, although it did not happen in school.

The message, reported by WalesOnline, read: “This morning a parent has reported that their child has had a cardiac episode over the weekend after drinking a Prime energy drink.

“The child had to have their stomach pumped and although better now the parent wanted us to share this as a reminder of the potential harmful effects.”

The message, reported by WalesOnline, read: “This morning a parent has reported that their child has had a cardiac episode over the weekend after drinking a Prime energy drink.

“The child had to have their stomach pumped and although better now the parent wanted us to share this as a reminder of the potential harmful effects.”

Source: Prime energy drink: School issues warning after pupil hospitalised | The Independent

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