My daughter is going to be 8 next month she is autistic and she will not sleep at all at night time so first the Dr puts her on melatonin that didn't do anything for her so they put her on clonidine and she was on that for a while but then that stopped working she didn't sleep at all that night and stayed up rest of day so I called dr and now she is on trazodone 50mg it worksbut reading about it makes me worry for age.
Should I keep my 8 year old daughter on trazodone?
- 15 Jan 2018 by Autismmommy1102
- 15 January 2018
- insomnia, insomnia - stimulant-associated, trazodone
Added 15 Jan 2018:
She don't have depression or anxiety its just like her brain won't let her sleep I don't know if there is any other meds I can ask Dr about for her age I have been searching all day for answer and every thing says it should not be given that young
Hi, mommy, although trazadone is prescribed off label for children and adolescents for sleep disturbances it has been used extensively. Since your doctor is familiar with your daughter's history I would follow her/his professional advice.
Best regards to you both. Wildcat
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