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Methylxanthine, Theobromine, and Theophylline stimulate compounds that can ward off COVID-19.

Methylxanthine compounds only help in maintaining good airway control, but doesn't cure COVID-19, and currently no vaccines to prevent the pandemic.

Methylxanthine compounds only help in maintaining good airway control, but doesn't cure COVID-19, and currently no vaccines to prevent the pandemic.Methylxanthines are a group of phytochemicals derived from purine base Xanthine and are obtained from secondary plant metabolism. These are used in the daily diet in products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, or chocolate. Theophylline and Theobromine are other relevant methylxanthines also commonly available in the sources. Methylxanthine has beneficial physiologic outcomes in areas like neurodegenerative, respiratory diseases, diabetes, or cancer. However, it has toxicity concerns with Methylxanthine over consumption and pharmacologic applications. These three compound Methylxanthine, Theobromine, and Theophylline can not cure COVID-19 or any other virus from the same family, but it is used in the treatment of health conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. They are not effective against viral infections, as they only help maintain good airway control. As of now, there is no vaccine to prevent or cure COVID-19, but there are several ongoing clinical trials to develop vaccines and medicines against the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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