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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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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