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How do medications treat complex sleep apnea?

Doctors will not typically prescribe medications to treat complex sleep apnea. Instead, they will likely recommend you use a device such as CPAP or ASV while you sleep. Some cases of sleep apnea are caused or aggravated by medical conditions that can be treated with drugs. Follow your doctor's recommendations about your treatment.

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