Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

February 28, 2014 3:31 PM

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Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests.

"Inhaled corticosteroids may predispose to sleep apnea in some asthma patients," said study author Dr. Mihaela Teodorescu, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison.

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