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Can coffee alleviate symptoms of copd?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Coffee belongs to a class of drugs called methylxanthines.
This drug class also includes "theophylline". These drugs are weak bronchodilators so a good cup of "black" may actually decrease shortness of breath in some patients!

In brief: Yes
Coffee belongs to a class of drugs called methylxanthines.
This drug class also includes "theophylline". These drugs are weak bronchodilators so a good cup of "black" may actually decrease shortness of breath in some patients!
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No.
Although caffeine is similar to theophylline ( a medication used to treat copd) it is not an effective bronchodilator.
Theophylline isn't used much in practice since better and safer medications are available, but it is still used in severe cases occasionally.

In brief: No.
Although caffeine is similar to theophylline ( a medication used to treat copd) it is not an effective bronchodilator.
Theophylline isn't used much in practice since better and safer medications are available, but it is still used in severe cases occasionally.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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