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Question: clonidine


 kabeebabee - Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:41 pm

I looked up clonidine and now i remember what the insert said with the med, it said:

OTHER USES: This medication may also be used to ease withdrawal symptoms associated with the long-term use of narcotics, alcohol and nicotine (smoking).

So im assuming since Dexedrine is considered a narcotic, it is hard for her to sleep from daily use of it so the clonidine is to her her to come down from her dexdrine abling her to sleep.

Does this sound right? This is how I understood it.
 kabeebabee - Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:43 pm

I accidentally posted a new topic. This is about my 5 year old that cant sleep. Sorry for any confusion.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:30 am

Yes, this does make sense. But since I have no experience with this use of clonidine, I'm afraid I won't be able to help you much.
However, please do watch out for signs of side effects.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
 splume - Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:28 pm

my daughter took clonidine 5 years ago to help inhibit sleep while she was on zoloft. Although it didn't help her sleep, in fact she was awake even more... so the dr kept increasing her dosage, and we never got sleep results until we weaned her off all her meds

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