Important information about Philips CPAP and Bi-Level PAP machine product recall
Philips, the manufacturer of CPAP and Bi-Level PAP devices has recalled many of its machines due to safety concerns.
Philips Australia has provided further information and a full list of devices affected on their website, available here.
The following information is from the TGA website:
CPAP Specialist Service
The Bridge Mall UFS Pharmacy is Ballarat’s sleep apnoea and CPAP machine specialist.
If you are affected by the Philips product recall, or if you have any questions about your CPAP machine, please contact our Bridge Mall Pharmacy.
Our Bridge Mall Pharmacy offers specialist sleep apnoea services and carries a range of the major CPAP machine brands at competitive prices. We stock ResMed, Fisher & Paykel and Philips CPAP machines. Our specialist staff at the Bridge Mall Pharmacy are on hand to advise you of the most suitable machine for your needs.
If you are suffering from sleep apnoea, your airways become blocked while you are sleeping and can remain blocked from just seconds to up to a full minute.
The brain will register the lack of breathing or the drop in oxygen levels and will send a wakeup call. This pattern can be repeated hundreds of times a night and the sufferer will wake in the morning feeling unrested, leading to poor concentration and fatigue.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Symptoms of sleep apnoea include snoring, daytime sleepiness, poor concentration and mood changes.
The most effective treatment for sleep apnoea is a mask worn at night that prevents the throat from collapsing, by transmitting increased air pressure to the collapsible segment of the throat. This is called ‘nasal continuous positive airway pressure’ (CPAP). The key to this treatment is finding a mask and machine that match your needs.
Your Bridge Mall UFS Pharmacist can also help with selecting an appropriate mask and CPAP machine should you require them.