Question by tIgErFaCe2002:
Behavior problems due to a change in medication?

My 5 year old little sister has had many health problems since she was an infant. One problem was sleep apnea. She was on a caffeine compound medication for this. The physician just recently stopped this medicine and about the same time she has began having behavior problems in school. I know that in adults that have caffeine addictions there are many side effects when they stop. Could it be the same with a child who has taken a medicine with caffeine in it? Has anyone else had anything similiar to this happen? What are some helpful sites that speak about caffeine addictions, and medicines with caffeine in them?


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Answer by S B
It’s a definite possibility. You might want to read this http://www.caffeinedependence.org/caffeine_dependence.html

Answer by rachel
best for your parents to take her back to the doc and discuss this

Answer by mickeybettyboop
Well I also have a daughter who had sleep apnia and I have never heard of putting a child on a caffeine madication for it. This is something that they will eventually out grow, If she is school age and the doc has just now taken her off I would recomend your parents find a new doctor, cause my daughter also has a list of medical problems. She is going through withdrawls the physician should have known superior then to just take it all away at once. She most likely has headackes and body pain that may be causeing her grouchyness. Your mother and father should gradually take her off cafeine, they can give her caffeine through soda pop in smaller amounts and slowly decrease the amount she getts weekly till she is compleatly off it or at leat at a normal level, And get a second oppinion for a different doctor.

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