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Theophylline

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Theophylline is prescribed for the treatment of airway blockage that may occur as a result of various lung conditions like bronchitis, asthma or emphysema. The drug may also be helpful in the treatment of other health condition as advised by your doctor. The drug is known to be a xanthine derivative. Therefore, it functions by effectively relaxing the muscles of the air passages in the lungs. This in turn widens the passages making it easier for you to breathe. Moreover, the drug also makes the diaphragm stronger and the airways resistant to irritants.

Before you start taking the drug, here are a few things that you should inform your doctor about-

  • ensure that your doctor knows if you are pregnant. It is best to inform him beforehand if you are trying to conceive as well.
  • provide him with a list of all the medicines that you are taking. Include all prescribed, non-prescribed as well as herbal drugs that you are presently taking.
  • provide him with a list of allergies to any food items or drugs that you are aware of.
  • Tell him if you currently have an ulcer, infection or fever.
  • make sure to tell him if you smoke or take marijuana.

Certain foods affect the functioning of Theophylline. Thus before you start the drug discuss with your doctor about any foods that you should avoid. Do not make any dietary changes before consulting your doctor. In case you forget to take a dose of the medicine, just skip it and return to your normal schedule. It is best that you avoid taking 2 doses of the medicine at one go.

Acid-base imbalance is a commonly experienced side effect of Theophylline. If you do experience any other side effects get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with chronic asthma. Symptoms may include wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing.
Other lung diseases causing bronchospasms
This medicine is also used to treat airway blockage associated with other disease of the lungs like chronic bronchitis, emphysema etc.
Neonatal apnea
This medicine is used to treat a condition where a premature baby stops breathing for 15-20 seconds during their sleep. The heat rate of the baby drops significantly during this time interval.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Theophylline or any other medicine belonging to the Xanthine derivative group.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have this rare genetic disorder of the blood.
In addition to its intended effect, Theophylline may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Increased/Irregular heart rate Major Less Common
Convulsions (seizures) Major Less Common
Allergic skin reaction Major Rare
Stomach discomfort and pain Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Common
Headache Minor Common
Sleeplessness Minor Common
Swelling of ankles or feet Moderate Rare
Yellowing of skin and eyes Major Rare
Increased urination frequency Moderate Less Common
Twitching and unusual movement of muscles Moderate Less Common
Elevated liver enzymes Moderate Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to variations based on the form of medicine consumed.
What is the onset of action?
The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the form of medicine consumed.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks associated with use before taking this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with theophylline is suspected. The overdose may occur due to excessive uptake at one time or exposure to high doses over a long period of time. Symptoms of overdose may include fever, nausea and occasional vomiting, lack of sleep, agitation etc. An overdose of this medicine can cause severe seizures and even death.
India
United States
Japan
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Theophylline as ingredient
Emcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Ornate Labs Pvt Ltd
Life Medicare & Biotech Pvt Ltd
Strassenburg Pharmaceuticals.Ltd
Strides shasun Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Theophylline causes bronchodilation by competitively inhibiting type III and type IV phosphodiesterase (PDE). PDE is an enzyme that leads to the breakdown of cyclic AMP in the smooth muscle cells. It also counters bronchoconstriction by binding to adenosine A2B receptors and antagonizing adenosine.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Peptic ulcer Major
This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with active peptic ulcer disease. As the risk of worsening of symptoms is very high, your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.
Kidney Disease Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an impairment of kidney functions. Appropriate dose adjustments and intensive monitoring may be required if the impairment is moderate to severe.
Seizure disorders Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders. Appropriate medicine to control seizure should be given before starting the treatment with this medicine.
Heart rhythm disorders Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in a patient suffering from a heart rhythm disorder. Suitable clinical investigations should be performed to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Serum Uric acid test Minor
Report the use of this medicine before undergoing a test to determine the level of uric acid in the serum. This medicine may interfere with the results and may give a false positive result for the procedure.
Interaction with Food
Tobacco and marijuana Moderate
Avoid consumption of tobacco and marijuana while taking this medicine. The risk of adverse effects is high even with secondhand smoking.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Fluvoxamine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Your doctor may also prescribe a safer alternative that does not interact with this medicine.
Lithium Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Phenytoin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Contact your doctor if the seizure symptoms worsen and become frequent or breathing becomes more difficult after using these medicines together.
Propranolol Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Report any incidence of nausea, insomnia, tremors, uneven heartbeat to the doctor while taking these medicines.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Cimetidine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Ciprofloxacin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Your doctor may also prescribe a safer alternative that does not interact with this medicine.
Azithromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Riociguat Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may experience side effects like dizziness, fainting, headache, flushing very frequently while using these medicines together. Appropriate precautionary measures should be taken while taking these medicines.
What are you using Theophylline for?
Asthma
Other
Other lung diseases causing bronchospasms
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Sleeplessness
Diarrhea
Irregular heart rate
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Suffering from copd recently ecg shows that right bundle block what should we do?

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Suffering from copd recently ecg shows that right bundle block what should we do?
Hi lybrate-user, There's no specific treatment for bundle branch block itself. However, any underlying health condition that caused bundle branch block, such as heart disease, will need to be treated. Sometimes, bundle branch block is associated with other problems in the heart's electrical system that can lead to dangerously slow heartbeats that need treatment with a temporary or permanent pacemaker. For COPD: Therapy guided by diagnosis and assessment of severity domains–– 10 Each Domain requires separate treatment consideration. For example, if regular symptoms are present, an exercise program needs to be considered regardless of what other domains are present. First line therapy is red. / Second line choices are green. The various treatments can generally be combined as needed, but fixed combinations should not be combined with equivalent individual components. 2) Short acting bronchodilators are rescue medications for acute dyspnea. Frequent use suggests the need for addition of a long acting bronchodilator or other adjustments in therapy. 3) Theophylline may be an additional option for some patients potentially improving lung function and symptoms. Hope this helps. Good luck.

I am currently taking rexipra 15 (2 tablets) & mirtaz 15 (1 tablet) at night. Can I also take chamomile tea at bedtime or Will it cause undesirable interactions?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am currently taking rexipra 15 (2 tablets) & mirtaz 15 (1 tablet) at night. Can I also take chamomile tea at bedtim...
Dear lybrate-user, The interaction will not be fatal or dangerous. It is undesirable since you may need more dose to counteract the side-effect (alertness) of theophylline in tea. For the effect of lifting depression, you may need less dose of antidepressant. These are theoretical - practically please observe and report to your psychiatrist. She/he will adjust the dose.

What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
Inhaled corticosteroids are the standard treatment for asthma. If taken properly, there are negligible side effects.
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I seem to urinate frequently, which I've done many times, but to no avail treatment implies neither diabetes nor anything else.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, Masters In Evidence Based Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I seem to urinate frequently, which I've done many times, but to no avail treatment implies neither diabetes nor anyt...
Frequency of urination implies many things 1.Physiological- the more fluid you intake, the more comes out. 2. Diabetes: polyuria 3. Infection 4. Diet: beverages like tea contain theophylline which increase frequency of urination. 5. Neurogenic 6. Prostate problems in elderly males And the list continues.
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My 6 months old baby had fever and cough. And her heart sound with cough. Now she hasn't fever but cough is still disturbing. What to do sir/mam?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 6 months old baby had fever and cough. And her heart sound with cough. Now she hasn't fever but cough is still dis...
Cough after cold is usually due to post viral infection. Treatment depends on chest (lungs) condition. If there is wheeze in chest, theophylline may be given after consulting pediatrician.

Popular Health Tips

COPD- How Can It Be Treated?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, FNB-Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
COPD- How Can It Be Treated?

The chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is a highly prevalent lung disease. People affected by COPD suffer from difficulty in breathing which can hamper regular life to a considerable extent. Though there is no particular cure available for this condition so far, it can be essentially managed with lifestyle changes and proper treatments. This first step in the process is to quit smoking.

Which medicines are available for treating COPD?
Doctors use various medications for treating the symptoms and complications of this disease. Drugs that fall under any of the categories mentioned below, coupled with therapy sessions would be recommended.

  1. Bronchodilators: These medicines which tend to come in the form of an inhaler help in relaxing the muscles around the airways. It can assist in relieving coughing and shortness of breath making it easier to breathe. You may need a short-acting bronchodilator to provide quick relief and a long-acting bronchodilator to use on a regular basis.
  2. Combination inhalers: For those patients whose condition is severe and experience frequent flare-ups, combination inhalers are used. As the name implies, it is a combination of steroids and beta-agonist employed in the short or long acting bronchodilator. Your doctor might recommend this depending on your condition.
  3. Theophylline: This class of medicine is quite inexpensive which is commonly used in the treatment of COPD and asthma. It can improve breathing while preventing flare-ups. But the side effects of this medicine are many and may include fast heartbeat, headache, nausea, and even tremor. Hence, your doctor might advise this medication only if it suits you.

Can lung therapies help in treating COPD?
Doctors often use additional therapies for the treatment of moderate to severe COPD:

  1. Pulmonary rehabilitation program: These programs include exercise training, education, nutrition therapies and counseling. The affected person needs to work with the professionals who can tailor the rehabilitation program for meeting their specific needs. This treatment can shorten the duration of hospitalization and increase one’s ability to take part in daily activities.
  2. Oxygen therapy: If there is a lack of oxygen in the blood, you would need additional oxygen to supplement it. There are several types of equipment available in the market that can deliver oxygen to the lungs. Some of these are lightweight and portable which you may carry with you while running errands.

Is there any surgery available in the treatment of COPD?
Surgery may be the only option for people who have a severe form of COPD and emphysema. Some of the most common surgical interventions include bullectomy, lung transplant, and lung volume reduction surgery. There are individual risks and complications in each of these cases, and therefore, it is very important to manage the symptoms to avoid the need for surgical operations.

Thus, with caution and care, COPD can be managed effectively, and you may lead a normal life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Triggers or Causes Asthma?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
What Triggers or Causes Asthma?

Asthma is a condition marked by the swelling and narrowing of the airways thus, producing excess mucus. This triggers coughing, breathing difficulties and wheezing. Asthma can be a minor inconvenience for some, while for others, it can often result in a deadly asthma attack.

Causes
It isn’t definite as to what causes asthma in some and not in others, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is a probable reason. Factors that trigger asthma is varied, and is subjective. Some common causes of asthma include:

  1. Airborne matters, such as cockroach waste particles, pet dander, mould spores, dust mites or pollen
  2. Respiratory infections
  3. Physical activity
  4. Cold air
  5. Irritants (such as smoking) and air pollutants
  6. Some medications, such as naproxen, ibuprofen, beta blockers and aspirin
  7. Stress and strong emotions
  8. Preservatives and sulphites added to some beverages and food, such as wine, beer, processed potatoes, dried fruit and shrimp
  9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Stomach acids retreat into the throat)

Signs you should look for?
Symptoms of asthma vary a lot, and differ among people. You can have infrequent attacks at times or suffer from the symptoms perpetually. Asthma symptoms and signs include:

  1. Breathing difficulties
  2. Chest pain or tightness
  3. Trouble sleeping due to breathing problems, wheezing or coughing
  4. A wheezing or whistling sound at exhaling
  5. Wheezing or coughing attacks that are aggravated by respiratory virus, such as flu or cold

Complications associated with asthma include:

  1. Symptoms and signs that interfere with recreational activities or school work
  2. Sick days from work or school when asthma flares up
  3. Persistent contractions of the bronchial tube that can lead to problems in breathing
  4. Hospitalisation and visits to the emergency room during critical asthma attacks
  5. Long-term consumption of certain medications to fix severe asthma can cause side effects

Treatment

Long-term control and prevention are the main goals of asthma treatment. Treatment generally applies learning about the things that trigger your asthma, taking necessary steps to dodge them and checking your breathing to ascertain that your regular medications are effectively controlling your asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta agonists, theophylline are some common long-term treatments to control asthma.
Medicines are prescribed based on your symptoms, age, triggers and what best keeps your asthma regulated. Also, you and your doctor need to work together to come up with a plan to counter your asthma. For example, if you think your symptoms are getting better, consult with your doctor to reduce your medication doses.

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Management of Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Management of Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux is the backward flow of acids from the stomach into the esophagus. Doctors believe that some people usually suffer due to a condition called hiatal hernia. Pregnant women usually suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

The primary goals in the treatment of this disease are relief from symptoms, healing of erosive esophagitis and prevention of complications of esophagitis. The symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation. The setting includes a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Patients suspected due to GERD with non-cardiac chest pain are recommended to have diagnostic evaluation before institution of therapy. For diagnosing GERD, barium radiographs should not be used.

The other points that must be remembered to diagnose GERD are
1. Endoscopy is recommended only in case of alarming symptoms. Even in typical symptoms, the upper endoscopy is not recommended.
2. For preoperative evaluation, esophageal manometry is recommended, but it has no role in diagnosing GERD.
3. Ambulatory reflux monitoring is a test that can assess association of reflux symptoms.

Management:
The suggested lifestyle modifications for the patients with GERD are

  1. Weight loss is recommended for patients who are overweight. So, avoid large meals and decrease dietary fat intake.
  2. Avoid alcohol, chocolate, onions, garlic, acidic foods and peppermint.
  3. Do not lie down within 3 to 4 hours after meal (recommended for nocturnal GERD patients).
  4. For symptom relief and to heal erosive esophagitis, a 8-week course of PPIs is the therapy of choice.
  5. Medications that help in potentiating GERD symptoms, including alpha-adrenergic agonists, nitrates, calcium channel blockers and theophylline should be avoided.
  6. For patients without diagnostic evaluation, therapy for GERD other than acid suppression, including prokinetic therapy should not be used.
  7. For patients with partial response to PPI therapy, additional symptom relief can be achieved by increasing the dose twice daily or switching to a different PPI.
  8. It is recommended to elevate the head of the bed 10 to 20 cm.
  9. Avoid wearing clothes which are tight around the waist.
  10. If patients experience heartburn relief, Histamine-receptor antagonists (H2RA) therapy can be used as a maintenance option in patients without erosive disease.

Some surgical options
1. For long-term therapy for patients suffering with GERD, surgical therapy is the best treatment option.
2. In patients who have no evidence of erosive esophagitis, preoperative ambulatory pH monitoring in mandatory.
3. Gastric bypass is the preferred operation for patients who are suffering with obesity and are contemplating surgical therapy for GERD.

Apart from these, there are potential risks that are associated with PPIs such as switching them can be considered in setting of side effects and the therapy can be a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Asthma In Children - How It Can Be Treated?

MD, DTDC , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Asthma In Children - How It Can Be Treated?

Asthma is a painful pulmonary disease that is usually caused due to inflammation of the air passages. The tubes that help us breathe in and out can get contaminated with pollutants and allergens like dust, smoke, pet hair, pollen and nettle, amongst various other substances. This can lead to coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain due to breathing difficulties and wheezing as the lungs try to get more oxygen which cannot pass through the swollen airways. This is usually characterised as asthma. In recent times, there has been a worrying increase in child asthma. Read on to find ways in which this can be treated.

Symptoms: Treating breathing difficulties is the first and foremost way of treating asthma in children. This is especially important because of the oxygen requirement for normal and proper development of the brain and rest of the body.

Long Term Medication: Inhaled Corticosteroids which act to combat inflammation and reduce the same, can be used by children. Also, leukotriene modifiers can be used along with these inhalers. But one must be careful of psychological reactions like aggression during the use of this medicine. Combination inhalers can also help in tackling agonists that can trigger severe and potentially fatal asthmatic attacks. Theophylline is another drug that can be taken on a daily basis to keep the bronchial tubes or air passages open.


Quick Relief Medication: Albuterol, pirbuterol, and levalbuterol are some of the medicines that can be used in the short term for quick and instant relief. Yet, there is no guarantee that the symptoms will not return and there is still a need for a child to undergo focussed and long term medication to alleviate the risk of severe attacks.

Immunotherapy: Asthmatic attacks that are caused due to the allergens like pollen, dust, smoke, nettle, pet hair, and other similar substances, will need a series of injections that contain a small measure of the allergens so that the immune system is strengthened. This will ensure that the child's allergic reactions and subsequent asthma attacks will gradually decrease.

Devices: Medication delivery devices like inhalers that will give you a measured dose, dry powder inhalers as well as nebulizers, will take the medication straight to the lungs for asthma relief and control.

Long terms diseases like asthma can greatly affect the growth and immunity of a child, which is why it is important to prevent and treat such attacks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Benefits of Green Coffee Beans for Health

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Benefits of Green Coffee Beans for Health

Benefits of green coffee beans for health:

 

1. Rich in anti-oxidants:

Green coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, which reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in our body and take care of our overall health. A number of studies have confirmed that raw and unprocessed green coffee beans possess 100% pure chlorogenic acid (cga), which is basically an ester of caffeic acid having strong antioxidant properties. It can put a check on the levels of glucose in our bloodstream and prevent our skin cells from getting dented.


 

2. Boosts metabolism:

The chlorogenic acid present in green coffee beans is also known as a metabolism booster. It increases the basal metabolic rate (bmr) of our body to a great extent, which minimizes excessive release of glucose from the liver into blood. Due to the lack of glucose, our body starts burning the stored fat cells in order to fulfill its glucose requirement. Thus, pure green coffee beans raise our fat burning capability and eventually help us shed off excess weight.


 

3. Helps burn extra fat:

These beans also contain large amount of kelp. It is a certain type of seaweed loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it helps in maintaining the levels of nutrients in our body. In unison, it perks up the burning metabolism of our body so that we can burn out unwanted fat and calories fast.


 

4. Suppresses appetite:

If you are suffering from frequent hunger pangs, green coffee beans can help you very much. Being a strong and effective appetite suppressant, it can control our cravings for food and averts us from overeating. So, our body starts burning the fat deposits and we get rid of additional weight.


 


 

5. Treatment of diabetes:

These green beans are also capable of treating type 2 diabetes successfully. Their extract is known to lower high levels of sugar in our bloodstream, while accelerating weight loss. Both of these are essential for curing diabetes mellitus type 2.


 

6. Reduces levels of bad cholesterol:

Our cholesterol levels can be checked considerably with green coffee beans. Low-density lipoprotein (ldl), also known as ‘bad cholesterol’, is the main culprit that makes us vulnerable to deadly cardiovascular disorders including cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that it can be prevented by consuming green coffee bean extract regularly.


 

7. Helps improving blood circulation:

High blood pressure can lead us to several fatal diseases like stroke, heart failure, chronic renal failure, etc. But researchers have found the presence of a very active and powerful aspirin-like ingredient in green coffee beans that imposes a positive impact on our blood vessels by preventing platelets from getting clustered. As a result, our arteries don’t get hardened and the circulation of blood throughout our body is improved to a great extent.


 

8. Used for natural detoxification:

Green coffee bean extract is a natural detox. It cleanses our liver to make it free from toxins, bad cholesterols, unnecessary fats, and so on. As the liver is detoxified, its functions improve a lot which eventually perks up our metabolism and improves our overall health.


 

9. Boosts energy:

Due to the presence of high amount of caffeine, green coffee beans can be used as excellent energy booster. They can raise our energy level and keep us active during the whole day.


 

10. Reduces effect of free radicals:

Chlorogenic acid present in green coffee beans can reduce the effects of free radicals in our body up to 10 times than regular green tea. As the beans are not roasted, there are some other antioxidative agents from the polyphenol family, ferulic acid, etc, which decelerate the ageing procedure and give us youthful skin.


 

11. Enhances immune system:

These coffee beans are highly effective in enhancing our immune system. Due to the occurrence of potent free-radical busters, they can help our body eliminate all types of toxic and damaging elements. Consequently, we can get rid of dull and acne-prone skin.


 

12. Helps slowing down the appearance of signs of ageing:

Green coffee beans are also known to retain high levels of volatile materials as they do not need to undergo the roasting procedure. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba), theophylline, epigallocatechin gallate, etc. Are some of such ingredients that can help us maintain our skin health and avert the appearance of wrinkles.


 

13. Helps moisturize skin:

Apart from the antioxidant agents, green coffee beans are also rich in fatty acids and esters including arahidic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid, which nourishes and moisturizes our skin to stop sagging, discoloration and other severe damages.


 

14. Removes substances that damage hair:

Antioxidant content of green coffee beans is equally beneficial for our hair. As it helps us fight against everything toxic and damaging, our hair remains strong, healthy and beautiful.


 

15. Fights baldness:

Androgenetic alopecia, also called ‘female pattern hair loss’ can also be cured with green coffee beans. The extract of these beans can boost the growth as well as thickness of our hair strands significantly.

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About Theophylline
When is Theophylline prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Theophylline ?
What are the side effects of Theophylline ?
Key highlights of Theophylline
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Theophylline approved?
Medicines containing Theophylline
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Theophylline ?