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how much caffeine is in lucozade ?

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
hi all, a strange question i know but i was wondering if anyone knows how much caffeine is in lucozade. reason i need to know is i am pregnant at the mo and have been told i will need to have a glucose tol test in a few weeks which will mean drinking some lucozade but thing is i cant take caffeine (triggers migraines if i drink tea /coke etc) i have tried to talk this thru with the midwife but they have no idea and were no help at all.

though there may be someone on here who has had the test & knows exact what i will have to do ie drink how much, what sort of lucozade etc. also figured loads of you on here drink the stuff and might be able to tell me the caffeine amounts.

thanks for any help.
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A 12.85 ounce bottle of Lucozade contains 46 milligrams of caffeine.


Edited By: Tanchi on Feb 10, 2011 11:15
1 Like #2
If you look on the lucozade site, it tells you how much caffeine there is in each product.
e.g.
http://www.lucozadeshop.com/caffeine-boost-drink/02708.html
Caffeine (0.21%), Lucozade Sport Fuel + Focus – the traditional Lucozade Sport with the added benefit of 80mg of caffeine

I cannot see why you would have to specifically drink lucozade - surely any drink of known sugar etc content would do. I would talk to your GP if I were you.

Also ask on Magic-beans pregnancy etc thread .

Edited By: chesso on Feb 10, 2011 11:18
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gee i bet you are so helpful tanchi that you have that link on permanent copy & paste.
#4
thanks cheeso 0.21% doesnt sound like much i fugured it would be packed full as i thought thats what gave you the energy (never drank the stuff myself obviously so dont know exactly what it does)
#6
Glucose test ? Is this to test for pregnancy diabetes or something ? I was tested once for pregnancy diabetes when expecting my daughter. They give me some syrup type drink to have anyway,it was ages back though,she 8 next mth so maybe things have changed.
#7


oh dear 80mg isnt good, tea is only about 30 and i cant even take that. need to figure out if doing the test is worth making meyself ill for a couple of days or not. thanks for the link i'll see if anyone there has done the test.
#8
Mum2ConnornCerys
Glucose test ? Is this to test for pregnancy diabetes or something ? I was tested once for pregnancy diabetes when expecting my daughter. They give me some syrup type drink to have anyway,it was ages back though,she 8 next mth so maybe things have changed.


hi, yes its for gestational diabetes test my sister said when she had similar test done they gave her syrup but my consultant said lucozade but didnt know what type etc. dont think any of them know what they are doing to be honest they dont like preggy mums that seem to have questions thinkk they prefer the quiet ones.
1 Like #9
If this is for testing diabetes then the midwife just gave me a glass of sugary drink. It was clear and doubt it had any caffeine in. Surely the widwife/hospital could tell you if there was caffeine in it but I can't imagine why there would be.
1 Like #10
I had to do this many moons ago with my first and second pregnancy as my mum and gran were diabetic so they thought I should get tested. If I remember correctly it was just a normal 330ml size can of regular Lucozade which I had to bring and drink. Not sure if a caffeine free drink would be enough though.

Must warn you it wasn't a pleasant experience as I'm sure I had to go without food for so many hours before the test and they took blood when I first arrived. I then had to drink the can and sit for so long before they took another blood test. By which time you feel really woozy so take someone with you if you can. First time I didn't eat anything after and was quite ill by the time I got to work. Second time I made sure I went to the hospital cafe and had a sandwich etc before I went anywhere. Results showed I was fine so I didn't have to do any further ones with my next baby.
#11
deosnt sound like a very nice test. think it may be a blessing in disguise then if i cant do the test i dont do well in the mornings til i have eaten anyway. dont know why they are bothering as this is my 3rd bub and didnt have it done on the first 2 pregnancies but this time consultant is being picky coz she says my second was big heavy baby (only 9lb which i didnt think was massive). think i may just turn down the test if they cant give me the answers i need and just take my chances.
1 Like #12
Could well be all different these days OP - but think they could at least have the decency to explain in detail exactly what's involved - and show a bit more concern about your intolerance for caffeine too.
#13
Maybe just tell them straight that you can't take caffeine, therefore you need to use something other than Lucozade for the test.
Then ask exactly what the test involves so that you are prepared and can look after yourself.
#14
i had one and my mum has twice a year i think..fast from midnight then you have the lucozade -not sure if they test blood b4 that but it takes about 2 hours cos i had to go away and come back twice...i fainted almost and was sick as a dog cos pregnant.
They did my test due to polyhydramnious so it was justified but unless they can justify it i wouldnt have it.
Call your doc at the hospital and get them to look your notes and explain?
#15
Plumberman I had it for the same reason as you. I really didn't find it that bad, its just the starving yourself and then getting a blood test but I am tough as old boots :p Mine was a clear liquid not the "lucozade" brand drink. Maybe its different depending on area.OP just ask your doctor or midwife again, I can't understand why they are not being more helpful? Last thing you need is being stressed out in your condition.
#16
i was addicted to lemon lucozade in my last two pregnancies, i once drank 6 bottles in a day, it didnt do me any harm
#17
thanks for all the replies guys, i think that unless i can get a straight answer from my midwife next visit then i am going to refuse the test its just not worth me getting ill and i would have to sit in the docs for 2 hours with my 3yr old which would be near impossible LOL
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nikkib123
Plumberman I had it for the same reason as you. I really didn't find it that bad, its just the starving yourself and then getting a blood test but I am tough as old boots :p Mine was a clear liquid not the "lucozade" brand drink. Maybe its different depending on area.OP just ask your doctor or midwife again, I can't understand why they are not being more helpful? Last thing you need is being stressed out in your condition.


hmm dont tell me about stress..they told me it could be diabetes or have no stomach or brain..no wonder i felt ill they made me wait 2 weeks for another scan cos hospital protocol..then told me he was perfect and at age 3 told me he has noonan syndrome..liverpool womens hospital def is not recommended (except the lovely nurses on neonatal!)

Hope your LO is ok Nikki xx

Edited By: plumberman01 on Feb 10, 2011 15:23
#19
my friends pregnant and had to do the diabetes test a month or two ago. she just got given a syrupy drink, not lucozade, and she said it didnt taste bad, but wasnt allowed anything else for a few hours.
#20
mine was lucozade but im sure if u tell them u cant have a caffinated drink they will give u an alternative.

good luck with the test....hope it comes back ur all good. had it 3 times with a positive result last pregnancy. am still classed as glucose intolerant :(
#21
What about Lucozade Energy or their Glucose tablets?
I'm not keen on Lucozade Sport :p


According to their site: 'Please note that Lucozade Energy Original is the only variant of Lucozade Energy that is recommended for use to treat hypoglycaemia, as this is the only variant which contains glucose as the sole source of carbohydrate. Alternatively, Lucozade Energy Original glucose tablets can be used as these also only contain glucose as the sole source of carbohydrate. In this case it is recommended that five Lucozade Energy Original tablets be taken to correct the hypoglycaemia.'

Edited By: MBeeching on Feb 10, 2011 17:15

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