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Beverages & foods that contain caffeine can have a dehydrating effect that can trigger constipation...

Though coffee comes to mind as the most common source of caffeine, it's also naturally found in tea and chocolate, and it is often added to soft drinks and non-prescription medications like pain-relievers and cold remedies. People vary in their sensitivity to caffeine... if your child suffers from chronic constipation or encopresis, try to avoid caffeine as much as possible.

Consider quantity in total,... what does your child's caffeine intake add up to?
 
Soda pop and chocolate can add up quickly... And don't forget various medications... check with your pharmacist for both over-the-counter (OTCs) and prescriptive (Rx) medications for caffeine.

 
Candy:

Chocolate                                                               mg caffeine
  baking choc, unsweetened, Bakers--1 oz(28 g)              25
  german sweet, Bakers -- 1 oz (28 g)                               8
  semi-sweet, Bakers -- 1 oz (28 g)                                 13

Choc chips
  Bakers -- 1/4 cup (43 g)                                               13
  german sweet, Bakers -- 1/4 cup (43 g)                         15

Chocolate bar
Cadbury  -- 1 oz (28 g)                                                   15
1.4 oz bar of milk choc.                                  3-10
1.4 oz bar of white choc                                                2-4
1.4 oz. bar of dark choc                                                 28
Chocolate milk  8oz                                                        8


Desserts:
Jello Pudding Pops, Choc (47 g)                                       2
Choc mousse from Jell-O mix (95 g)                                  6
Jello choc fudge mousse (86 g)                                       12
Chocolate covered espresso bean                                  3-5


Other beverage content:
3 heaping teaspoons of choc powder mix                           8
2 tablespoons choc syrup                                                 5
1 envelope hot cocoa mix                                                 5

Dietary formulas:
ensure, plus, choc, Ross Labs -- 8 oz (259 g)                   10
 
  • All chocolate products including brownies, cake, and éclairs
  • Chocolate candy including fudge and chocolate-covered coconut,
    raisins, and peanuts
  • Chocolate-covered graham crackers (or chocolate-flavored graham crackers)
  • Chocolate ice cream or pudding

Source: FDA's Center for Drugs and Biologics.

Beverages listed below contain caffeine. Many refreshment beverages do not contain caffeine.

NOTE: caffeine-free and decaffeinated beverages also contain small amounts of caffeine.

Company

Brand

Milligrams of Caffeine
8 oz. serving

Milligrams of Caffeine
12 oz. serving

Ale-8-One Bottling Company

Ale-8-One

25

37

 

Diet Ale 8

30

44

The Coca-Cola Company

 

 

 

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Barq’s root beer

15

22

  diet Barq's root beer 0 0

 

Barq's Floatz

15

22

 

Cherry Coca-Cola

23

34

 

diet Cherry Coca-Cola

23

34

 

Coca-Cola classic

23

34

 

diet Coke

31

45

  diet Coke with lemon 31 45

 

diet Coke with lime

31

45

  diet Coke with Splenda 23 34
  Coca-Cola Zero 23 34

 

Coca-Cola C2

23

34

 

Inca Kola

25

37

 

diet Inca Kola

25

37

 

Mello Yello

35

51

 

diet Mello Yello

35

51

 

Mello Yello Cherry

35

51

 

Mello Yello Melon

35

51

 

diet Mr. Pibb

27

40

  Pibb Zero 27 40

 

Pibb Xtra

27

40

 

Red Flash

27

40

 

TAB

31

47

  Vanilla Coke 23 34

 

diet Vanilla Coke

31

45

  Vault 47 70

Teas

Nestea lemon sweet

11

16

 

Nestea diet lemon

11

16

 

Nestea Honey Lemon Green Tea

26

39

 

Nestea raspberry

11

16

 

Nestea sweetened

17

26

 

Nestea unsweetened

17

26

 

Cool from Nestea

11

16

 

diet Cool from Nestea

7

11

 

Cool Peach Frrreezer

4

6

 

Cool Raspbrrry Cooler

4

6

 

Nestea Earl Grey

33

50

Energy Drinks KMX (Orange) 75 per 8.4 oz.  
  Full Throttle 72  

 

Sugar Free Full Throttle

72

 

 

Dr Pepper/7 Up

A&W Crème Soda

20

29

 

diet A&W Crème Soda

15

22

 

dn.L

36

54

 

Dr Pepper

28

41

 

diet Dr Pepper

28

41

 

IBC Cherry Cola

16

23

 

Ruby Red Squirt

26

39

 

diet Ruby Red Squirt

26

39

 

Sun Drop Regular

43

63

 

diet Sun Drop

47

69

 

Sun Drop Cherry

43

64

 

Sunkist Orange Soda

28

41

 

diet Sunkist Orange Soda

28

41

 

Tahitian Treat

Less than 1

Less than 1

Mistic

Lemon Tea

12

18

 

diet Lemon Tea

12

18

 

Peach Tea

12

18

 

Pepsi-Cola Company

 

 

 

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Mountain Dew

37

55

 

diet Mountain Dew

37

55

 

Code Red Mt. Dew

37

55

 

diet Code Red
Mt. Dew

36

53

 

Pepsi-Cola

25

37

 

diet Pepsi-Cola

24

36

 

Pepsi Edge

25

38

 

Pepsi One

37

55

 

Wild Cherry Pepsi

25

38

 

diet Wild Cherry Pepsi

24

36

Teas

Lipton Brisk, All Varieties

6

9

Energy Drinks

AMP Energy Drink (8.4 oz)

75

 

 

Royal Crown

 

 

 

Colas

Royal Crown Cola

28.8

43.2

 

Cherry RC Cola

28.8

43.2

 

RC Edge

46.8

70.2

Royal Crown Flavors

Dr Nehi

28

42

 

Kick

38.4

57.6

Nehi Flavors

Nehi Wild Red Soda

33.4

50.1

 

Snapple

Green Tea with Lemon

16

24

 

Ginseng Tea

5

7.5

 

Lemon Tea

21

31.5

 

Decaffeinated Lemon Tea

3

4.5

 

Diet Lemon Tea

21

31.5

 

Lemonade Iced Tea

9

13.5

 

Lightning (Black Tea)

14

21

 

Mint Tea

21

31.5

 

Moon (Green Tea)

12

18

 

Peach Tea

21

31.5

 

Diet Peach Tea

21

31.5

 

Raspberry Tea

21

31.5

 

Diet Raspberry Tea

21

31.5

 

Sun Tea

5

7.5

 

Diet Sun Tea

5

7.5

 

Sweet Tea

8

12

This site does not replace the need for specific advice from your doctor. This site is for informational purposes only.