The Dr. has swithched my child's meds from Vyvance 50mg to Clonidine .1mg every 6-8 hrs. How is this going to help with his concentrating problem? I have been reading and it says it helps with aggresion and irratability which will be great, but he also has trouble concentrating in school (day dreams and taps his pencil alot). Please help me understand.
Clonidine can also be a useful treatment for children who do not respond favorably to the psychostimulant medications or who may respond well to them but have intolerable side effects. So what the doctor has done is an accepted treatment.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.