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Energy drink Dexaprine XR recalled by manufacturer

One person has been hospitalised after consuming a sports drink with an amphetamine-like substance and illegal levels of caffeine. 

The energy drink, Dexaprine XR Green Apple, has illegal levels of caffeine and an amphetamine-like substance, and on Thursday was recalled by the manufacturer.

One Australian has required hospitalisation after drinking Dexaprine XR Green Apple, which is sold in sports supplement stores in ACT, NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and online.

In a statement on Thursday, ACT Health said the product contained prohibited levels of caffeine, prescription-only substances and an amphetamine-like substance.

An ACT Health spokeswoman said one ACT business, with three outlets in Canberra, had been identified as a distributor, as well as an unknown number of online outlets.

"The health detection service inspected the ACT outlet and determined there was no product present in that outlet," she said.


"The business reports the stock of the product has not been received or sold."

She said the official national product recall had been issued by Food Standards Australia and NZ on May 6.

ACT Health said consumers should not drink the product and return it for a full refund at the place of purchase.

It is sold as a powder in a 120 gram plastic tub, with an expiry date of November 2018, and has been made by Kings Sports Industries Pty Ltd.