It is not easy to sleep with a mask that is blowing air into the nose. Some people are claustrophobic and have difficulty getting used to any mask. If a patient has nasal congestion or a septal deviation; it is important to have these evaluated since they can be treated (as discussed later). Some people do not like the inconvenience of sleeping with the mask or traveling with the machine. Others do not like the image of having to sleep with a mask. The noise of the machine blowing air can also be bothersome to some people using the CPAP or their bed partners.
Newborn babies should be momtored carefully for the effects of theophylline, if Slo-Phyllin is taken during pregnancy. Slo-Phyllin should be used with caution in breast-feeding mothers, as theophylline is excreted in breast milk. If necessary, breast-feeding should take place immediately before administration of Slo-Phyllin and the infant should be carefully monitored for any effects of theophylline. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you might be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.