What is the role of medications in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Medications are generally not a part of the primary treatment recommendations for OSA. However, central nervous system stimulants (eg, modafinil, armodafinil) or solriamfetol (a dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) may be considered for adjunctive use to treat excessive daytime sleepiness in the management of this condition.


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