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Clonidine Patch?

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#1 Ilovemy3babies



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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

Hi Everyone, My 6 year old son was put on the Clonidine patch for ADHD/flight of ideas this week, we started the first patch last night .1, sadly my poor kid has turned into a zombie, he is on his 5th nap of the day, which clearly tells me that the .1 patch is way too much for him.  I'm wondering if anyone else have the same experience ?, does it go away ?, can I cut the patch so that can get half the dose ?.   I've sent an email tour doc to see what he say, waiting on reply. 


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#2 Sheila


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:37 AM

Hi -- I have sent you a private message and really apologize for your note slipping through the cracks!  I hope you will let us know how things are going and if there has been a change in medication. We are glad to have you on the forums!

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Posted Yesterday, 11:18 AM

My son is very, very sensitive to Clonidine. He was prescribed a half of a 0.1 Clonidine tablet, but we soon figured out that he needs less than a quarter!! We give it to him at night and any more than less than a quarter, he couldn't get out of bed the next day and was a complete zombie. We gave it to him once during the day and he couldn't function for the tiredness.


The small amount we give hime now, however, is very helpful for his anxiety and tics. His doctor is surprised that the trace amount does anything at all but that just shows how sensitive my son is to this medication that is actually very helpful for him. 

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