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my son is taking phenobarb for 1yr now. lately dr. presqribed him guanfacine to control his behaver and temper and to reduce phenobarb. is this good?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Okay: Clonidine can help with sleep and aggression, i presume your son is on phenobarb for seizures? Be careful of rebound hypertension when weaning off clonidine. His behavior problems may improve when weaned off phenobarb at 2 yrs.

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