Yes, Provent Therapy can be used safely. In recent clinical studies, no severe, device-related adverse events were reported.
Please refer to package instructions for precautions, contra-indications and further information.
Provent Therapy may not be appropriate for everyone.
If you have been diagnosed with OSA and you are considering Provent Therapy, you should speak to your physician to evaluate your individual medical needs.
How is Provent Therapy different from CPAP therapy?
CPAP increases the pressure on both inspiration and expiration, while Provent Therapy increases the pressure on expiration only.
CPAP increases pressure in the airway using forced air, while Provent Therapy uses the patient’s own breathing to create pressure during exhalation.
How does Provent Therapy work?
Provent Therapy utilizes a proprietary MicroValve technology developed by Ventus Medical.
The device attaches over the nostrils. During inhalation, the valve opens, allowing the user to breathe in freely. When exhaling, the valve closes and air passing through the nose is directed through two small air channels. This increases the pressure in the airway and helps to keep it open.
Does Provent Therapy stop snoring?
Clinical studies have shown that 83% of patients experienced a snoring reduction with Provent Therapy.
Among OSA patients that snore, Provent Therapy virtually eliminated snoring in 58% of patients.
Do I need a prescription for Provent Therapy?Do I need a prescription for Provent Therapy?
No, Provent Therapy is available over-the-counter at selected retail outlets and from Sleep Services Australia.
Can Provent Therapy be used in children?
If you are not using your CPAP machine all night, every night then you might ask your physician about non-CPAP alternatives including Provent Therapy. Only you and your physician can decide what therapy is best for you.
Can Provent Therapy be used during pregnany?
No. The safety and efficacy during pregnancy has not yet been established.
Can I use this device with my CPAP?
Provent Therapy cannot be used together with a CPAP machine, but some users find that it’s more convenient to use Provent when traveling and CPAP when at home.
Can I travel with Provent Therapy?
Because of its small, simple design, traveling is easy with Provent Therapy. There is no need for electricity or equipment, and the device is single-use. Just use a new set every night.