Suggest medication for sleep apnea

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Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Are there any medications that are effective for central sleep apnia?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Modafinil and melatonin can be tried.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Best treatment for central sleep apnea is CPAP machine.
Some drugs, melatonin and modafinil can be used if person is having excessive day time sleepiness.
Weight reduction is also necessary if patient is obese.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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