"My son takes Strattera, as well as clonidine for his sleep problems, but it hasn't helped. Do you have any suggestions?"
Larry Silver, M.D.
Clonidine is not a sleeping pill, but its sedating effect can help some children fall asleep. Because it didn't work for your son, I would consider stopping the Strattera temporarily to see if that might be the cause of his sleeplessness. If it is, your son may need to try a different AD/HD medication.