This is the support page for the FlexiFit 431 Full Face CPAP Mask by Fisher and Paykel. This page is intended to help you with all of your post-purchase needs. Simply click on the links below to be taken directly to the section within the page.
Q What needs to be included on my prescription?
A If an "Rx Required" CPAP mask is the only item in your order, your prescription would only need to state for "CPAP Supplies" or "CPAP equipment". If you are purchasing other "Rx Required" products, there may be other prescription requirements that will be listed in FAQ tab of the product page.
Q Is headgear required for this item?
A Yes, headgear is required for this item. However, if your mask frame and cushion have worn out but your headgear is still functioning properly, you can purchase the assembly kit HERE.
Q Does this mask share any components with the FlexiFit 432?
A Yes, the FlexiFit 431 and FlexiFit 432 use the same cushion, which can be purchased HERE.
Fitting your Mask
Full face mask cushions cover much of your face and may deteriorate over time through regular wear and tear, putting you at risk for hygienic issues and improper mask usage. Therefore, you should replace your FlexiFit 431 Full Face Cushion, which can be purchased HERE, every month.
CPAP mask tubing is susceptible to developing small holes or tears which may not even be visible to the naked eye. These can cause air leaks, and if your tube is leaking, you may not be receiving your prescribed therapy setting from your CPAP. This may cause you to feel as if your sleep therapy is not working as intended, even though it is. Therefore, you should replace your tubing (Check out some tubing offered by ApriaDirect HERE) once every three months.
Your frame system is in close proximity to your face, and therefore needs to be replaced relatively frequently. However, it is not directly touching your face, which is why it doesn't need to be replaced quite so often. We do not sell the FlexiFit 431 Frame, but instead sell the FlexiFit 431 Full Face CPAP Mask Assembly Kit, which includes absolutely everything you need besides the headgear, and can be purchased HERE. The FlexiFit 431 Full Face CPAP Mask Assembly Kit should be replaced once every three months.
Over time, your CPAP headgear and chin straps may become stretched and lose their elasticity, leading to over-tightening and discomfort. They can also trap bacteria from sweat and moisture. Therefore, your FlexiFit 431 Full Face CPAP Mask Headgear should be replaced every six months. To purchase, please click HERE.