Doctors typically don't suggest using medicines to treat obstructive
But medicine can help reduce
daytime sleepiness when
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is reducing
the number of times you stop breathing at night but you still feel sleepy during the day.8, 9
People with sleep apnea who take
these medicines to reduce daytime sleepiness should keep using CPAP to treat sleep
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
June 17, 2011
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