If you're wondering whether you need a prescription for purchasing a CPAP machine, the answer is yes. It's not possible to buy a CPAP machine without a doctor's prescription. Moreover, you need a prescription for CPAP masks, accessories and supplies too.
One frequently asked question from our customers is “How do I renew my CPAP prescription if I’ve lost my old Rx? Do I have to go through a sleep test again to renew my Rx?”.
Many users start CPAP therapy with a prescription and then either lose the Rx or it expires (usually 1 year from the date of issue). With a good CPAP machine sometimes lasting up to 10 years, it’s no wonder that you might lose the prescription.
Why do I need a CPAP prescription?
You may be wondering why you need a prescription to get a CPAP machine or supplies. Although it may seem like a hassle, there are good reasons for it. One of the main reasons is to ensure your safety. Using a CPAP machine with the wrong pressure setting, or using one if you don't have Sleep Apnea, can be harmful to your health.
Getting a prescription from a medical professional, such as a doctor or healthcare provider, helps ensure that the pressure settings on your CPAP machine are tailored to your specific needs. This is important because everyone's Sleep Apnea is different and requires different levels of air pressure to treat it effectively.
Fortunately, CPAP Prescription Online Renewals are now available for existing CPAP users and are a great help if your prescription is either lost or expired. No need for another sleep test at a clinic or more doctors’ visits.
Introducing the RxExpress CPAP Online Prescription Renewal Service
Lofta offers the RxExpress service for existing CPAP users who can attest that they are active users and did have a prescription for their CPAP equipment, such as Class II Medical devices and CPAP masks, in the past. After a telemedicine visit with a board-certified sleep physician, your CPAP prescription renewal can be renewed online easily.
There are some basic guidelines to keep in mind for CPAP Prescription Online Renewals. An online prescription renewal isn’t a good option for the following scenarios:
- Clients intending to use insurance to pay for CPAP devices or supplies. Medical insurance companies often have their own Rx process that needs to be followed.
- Clients who have reported that CPAP therapy has lost some effectiveness for them over time
- Clients who have experienced an over 25% change in body weight (weight gain or loss can cause changes in sleep therapy)
- Clients who have developed significant medical issues since their last prescription was issued, such as a stroke, heart disease or lung disease
However, a CPAP online prescription service like Lofta’s RxExpress, is ideal for patients who are active CPAP users, comfortable on Sleep Apnea therapy, and have relatively stable general health. It’s a great way to avoid additional doctors’ office visits or unnecessary sleep testing.
How do I use Lofta’s RxExpress Service?
We have summarized our quick and easy-to-use CPAP Rx Prescription Service in the following 3 steps:
Step 1 - Start by purchasing the Lofta RxExpress CPAP Prescription Renewal package online by adding it to your cart and then checking out
Step 2 - Once this has been completed, you will receive an email from Lofta in your inbox containing your RxExpress Renewal Assessment form. Please fill out the form and resubmit this back to us as soon as possible.
Step 3 - Once your completed form has been evaluated and approved by your assigned doctor, your CPAP Rx will be prepared and delivered to you electronically. You can expect delivery on the same day of the initial form submission (highly dependent on the actual time of submission).
If you ever wondered how to get a CPAP prescription renewed online, RxExpress is a great option to consider.
A recent RxExpress client, Clint offered the following review:
“I have been on CPAP therapy for 10 years. It was time to upgrade my device, but I’ve long since lost the prescription. I called Lofta. With RxExpress, I had my Rx renewed the same day and my new CPAP device shipped the following day.
RxExpress saved me time, money and headache. Thanks, Lofta!”
In conclusion, if you're an existing CPAP user and have lost your prescription or if it's expired, an online CPAP prescription renewal service like RxExpress is a viable option for you.
Please click on the following links if you would like to request help with your prescription, or if you need to submit your Rx Prescription.
For more information about Lofta's RxExpress Renewal Service, please feel free to visit our RxExpress web page or get in touch with one of our Sleep Champions via email or call us on 1-800-698-8000. We would love to help you.