Is it true that caffeine is considered a drug? Why?
Jess, from Pennsylvania
Caffeine is considered a drug because it is addictive and has specific adverse effects on the body. The Medical Encyclopedia lists the following symptoms from overdosing on caffeine-
difficulty sleeping, muscle twitching, confusion, increased urination , increased thirst, fever, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, rapid heart beat, convulsions and death.