Methylin and Clonidine for a newly five year old with anxiety?

Patient : My son just turned 5 in October and has been diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder and is being tested for ADD, not ADHD because he is supposedly not hyperactive. He has been prescribed by his psychiatrist Methylin, 5mg twice daily, and Clonidine which he takes once at 7pm to help him stay asleep. I researched both and the FDA report states that children under 6 should not be taking Methylin and that Clonidine is generally used for treating high blood pressure. Neither mention it's application in the treatment of anxiety but both mention ADHD which he supposedly does not have. He lives in TX with his mother and I live in MA. My question is are these the right medications for a child that just turned 5? Because they don't sound right by the information I've read. Also he lived with me up until he was 2 and never exhibited any strange or abnormal behaviour. I am very concerned.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I have this lesions on my gum, i attached pictures. What are these lesions on my gum. Are they serious?

Q: I had high risk exposure and had swollen lymph nodes in 2 weeks. I test for hiv at 2, 3, 6 and 8 months and came out ...

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

Q: Children high cholesterol, high lipo A. What type of doctor we should visit and what thype of treatment?

Q: I had my implant removed a week ago i have been very ill when i had it taken out i am still a bit poorly how long unt...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews