What is Coffee?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Espresso, Latte Folgers Classic Roast/ French Vanilla Maxwell House Show all

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Coffee is a stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds of the coffee plant. On average, the caffeine content varies by type & preparation. A single cup (7oz) of brewed drip coffee ranges from 115-175 mg and a single shot (1 oz) of expresso contains 60mg. Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 63 24
General health 22 8
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 13 6
Cognitive impairment 6 0
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 5 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 13
Mild 19
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coffee

Side effect Patients Percentage
Jittery feeling 7
Anxious mood 3
Diarrhea 2
Hyperactivity 2
Nausea 2
Tremor in hands 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Coffee

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 other daily 5
3 other daily 3
2 units daily 2
1 dose one time 1
1 L daily 1
1 other daily 1
1 units daily 1
1.41 L daily 1
1 other twice daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Coffee

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 5
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Coffee

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 16

Stopped using Coffee

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 28
Usually 9
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 37
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 29
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Coffee after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Coffee

Jun 17, 2019 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 31 units Weekly
Advice & Tips: Corfee is life
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2011 (Started Apr 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mL One time
Advice & Tips: Coffee worked before, this time it didn't.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hyperactivity, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 units Daily
Advice & Tips: Coffee is more of an addiction than a treatment but it certainly gets me through the working day. I do notice I get headaches if I stop drinking it for a day or two.
Side effects: headaches, heart palpitations

  • 0 helpful marks
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