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16 year old son with sleep problems? Regimen to help him?

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16 year old son with sleep problems? Regimen to help him? MelAtonin?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S.
I will try my best to help you.

Since when is he having sleep problem?

Does he have any other symptom or illness?

Does feel stressed in school or at home?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Lots of school stress. Smart phone addict. For about a year. He is currently on 5 mg lexapro. Does not help much.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the input.

Sleep disturbance is a common side effect of Lexapro.

You can discuss with his doctor.

Melatonin can be used at this age.

But initial dose should be started by consulting with doctor.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

Wish him healthy life.

Regards.

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