The prevalence of sleep apnea over the past decade has drug companies scrambling to see what they can come up with to help sleep apnea sufferers.
There are now medications available that helps improve wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness. What this does is mask the problem and helps only symptoms of sleep apnea.
Thyroid medications may help patients that have sleep apnea if they have low thyroid levels, but again does not stop sleep apnea but may help in it's symptoms for those with hypothyroidism.
Some small studies are working on seeing if intranasal corticosteroids could be helpful for children with sleep apnea for obstruction situations.
The best medicine for sleep apnea is to be on a healthy diet, exercise and stay away from medications that can alter your sleep situation. We also urge you to call our office and see if we can help you with your sleep apnea. We have helped hundreds of people take their life back.