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How is coffee effective for asthmatic person?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It's not

Coffee contains caffeine, a drug chemically identical to theophylline.
Theophylline is an old but effective drug for treating asthma. It's 100 times more potent than caffeine for treating coughing and wheezing. You can't drink enough coffee to effectively treating asthma without triggering significant stomach & heart side-effects. Your physician has more effective & safer medications.

In brief: It's not

Coffee contains caffeine, a drug chemically identical to theophylline.
Theophylline is an old but effective drug for treating asthma. It's 100 times more potent than caffeine for treating coughing and wheezing. You can't drink enough coffee to effectively treating asthma without triggering significant stomach & heart side-effects. Your physician has more effective & safer medications.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bronchdilator

Coffee is in a class of drugs called methyxanthines - the best known medication in this drug class is a drug called theophylline.
These drugs act partially as bronchodilators to increase the flow of air through tight asthmatic airways. So the next time you feel your asthma have a cup of black coffee!

In brief: Bronchdilator

Coffee is in a class of drugs called methyxanthines - the best known medication in this drug class is a drug called theophylline.
These drugs act partially as bronchodilators to increase the flow of air through tight asthmatic airways. So the next time you feel your asthma have a cup of black coffee!
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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