The widely-held belief that opioids worsen OSA severity has been debunked in a randomised controlled trial by Australian researchers. Professional guidelines currently advise that opioids are relatively contraindicated in people with OSA due to their respiratory depression effects, but clinicians from NSW say this recommendation is based on weak and indirect evidence of effects on ...
Opioids don’t worsen OSA severity: Australian study
By Michael Woodhead
3 Sep 2018