My son is 6. He had been diagnosed with aspergers and we are testing for ODD as well. He has been on abilify 10mg,half and half. He then had to go on trileptal,150mg, half and half. His aggression has come back a little more so at his med appt. They have him clonidine .1 mg to take in the morning.i thought this was for sleep. I told my husband this and he said no ghats not what doc said.we gave it to him this morning and he almost immediately passed out on the couch.i woke him up and now he's like a zombie and barely awake and functional which is what iDO NOT WANT! So I'm just curious if this is normal or what. I put him in the bath for a little to wake him up.
My son was ADHD and on concerta/clonidine. He took the Concerta in the AM for ADHD symptoms then the clonidine at bedtime to sleep. Clonidine conks these little ones out. My son took clonidine at bedtime from the time he was 7 until he was 17, so for ten years, and he NEVER got used to it so that it didnt knock him out. Around age 14-15 he did go up to 0.2mg but that was because it wasnt keeping him down all night. He always was out like a light within 30-60 min of taking it. One time he accidently took his night dose in the morning by mistake and I had to keep him home from school and he slept all day! I dont know what your Dr is thinking. I dont see how he can take this in the AM and function. I would talk to the Dr and let him know he is too sleepy taking this during the day.
Hello fefetwimom. Feeling sleepy and sedated is a common normal side effect to taking Clonidine. Up to 10% of users feel EXTREMELY sleepy while up to 33% of users feel drowsiness. I suggest he take it during the evening or his bedtime. Best of wishjes to you and your family,pledge
My older son has taken this in the past for sleeping issues with ADHD. He has never been prescribed to take it in the am though. It would be wisest to speak to your MD regarding this issue, and if you get no answer or no good reason for what he is prescribing, get a second opinion from someone who knows about these drugs with kids. It is not fair for your son to be missing out on important learning times...
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