Posted by jodie on February 23, 2003, at 12:44:45
In reply to Re: clonodine, posted by Hattree on February 22, 2003, at 16:23:22
For my son it is used to calm him down at night and sedate him. Some Dr.'s also use it for ADHD patients during the day. It has been shown to reduce hyperactivity, that sometimes stims can't do alone. Some parents & Dr's decide to only use it before bedtime. I've read that it is also used for autistic patients as well. My sons pdoc put him on clonidine because he said it is safe for long term use. He said he has better luck with it versus a benzo in children especially. He actually said it is not "addictive" (those were his pdocs words, not mine to all who may be offended by that word). I felt better putting my 8 yr. old son on clonidine instead of a benzo. I am personally taking Klonopin, and I am very greatful to benzos!!!!! I take Klonopin during the day, and I've tried just about every sleep aid that is legal & have no luck.
I am considering asking my pdoc about clonidine for my insomnia. I've never tried it.
Anyway, sorry I have a habit of babbling on & on. I'm not sure if I helped answer your question or not. Hope I did!