Asked by: Hermes Ansteemedical health sleep disorders
Do you need a prescription for a CPAP?
Last Updated: 21st June, 2020
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Likewise, can I just buy a CPAP machine?
CPAP Machines are Prescription Only Before you can order a CPAP machine,you'll need to get a prescription from a doctor. You'll needa prescription if you're buying a new CPAP machine,CPAP mask, or Oxygen Concentrator.
Subsequently, question is, are CPAP over prescribed? Background. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a commondisorder, and continuous airway positive pressure (CPAP) isconsidered to be the gold standard of therapy. CPAP howeveris known to have problems with adherence, with many patientseventually abandoning the device.
Then, can my doctor prescribe a CPAP machine?
Your doctor can use this information toprescribe the CPAP you need. If you are unable or unwillingto use CPAP, then there are other treatment optionsyour own doctor can prescribe. He or she may want youto see a dentist to be fitted with an oral appliance.
Can you buy a CPAP machine without a sleep study?
CPAP devices are considered a Class II MedicalDevice , and as such require a prescription for distribution.Without a prescription they will not pay forequipment. Prescriptions come with a set pressure setting based onresults of the sleep study. A machine cannot beadequately set without pressure settings.