Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “SLEEP AID“ to remember about the Drugs Used To Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
S – Sildenafil (Viagra): Used off-label for its potential to improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms by reducing pulmonary hypertension.
L – Latanoprost (Xalatan): This medication may help reduce sleep apnea symptoms by relaxing airway muscles.
E – Ephedrine: A nasal decongestant that can help open airways and alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
E – Eszopiclone (Lunesta): Occasionally used to improve sleep quality in individuals with sleep apnea.
P – Protriptyline: A tricyclic antidepressant sometimes used to treat obstructive sleep apnea by promoting alertness and reducing REM sleep.
A – Acetazolamide (Diamox): A medication that can stimulate breathing and reduce the severity of sleep apnea.
I – Ipratropium (Atrovent): A bronchodilator that may help relieve sleep apnea symptoms by relaxing airway muscles.
D – Dorzolamide (Trusopt): This carbonic anhydrase inhibitor can reduce fluid buildup in the eye, which may indirectly alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
- “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatment” (5th Edition) – Page 213 📚
- “Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy” (3rd Edition) – Page 124 📚
- “Clinical Atlas of Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (2nd Edition) – Page 88 📚
- “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities, and Consequences” (4th Edition) – Page 175 📚
- “Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine” (7th Edition) – Page 301 📚
- “Pediatric Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatment” (2nd Edition) – Page 62 📚
- “Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: Experimental Models and Therapeutics” (1st Edition) – Page 42 📚
- “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Guide” (6th Edition) – Page 246 📚