Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ma | 2008/07/29

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Bed-wetting

My 7year (and 6 month) old daughter struggles with bedwetting. My pediatritian prescribed Tofranil as treatment. Only after reading up on the drug did I realise that it is an anti-depressant. Is Tofranil prescribed commonly as treatment for Tofranil and is it safe.
My daugther also struggles with consentration but yesterday (after using the drug for 1 day) she was totally focused and performed well in all her activities. Is it possible that Tofranil can have such a quick effect and could it have an impact on her concentration.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Tofranil is very widely used for enuresis treatment. This medicine is not used for its antidepssant effects, but it strengthens the muscles at the outlet of the bladder and helps to stop bedwetting.Tofranil is safe at the recommended doses and starts to work rapidly. Her concentration may have improved because she had a good night's sleep for the first time in a long time.

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Posted by: Star | 2008/07/30

I had the same problem with my one twin, she was on something like Oxolyn, not sure about the name now. I am not sure if a antidepressant is good for a child this young. Most of them also have to be weaned to stop so keep that in mind.

If there is nothing, uranary, wrong, ask your gp about these other pills. We took it on off for almost two years and the problem seems to have dissapeared for good now. Its been two months now.

She is almost 8 so maybe for her not to worry herself over the bed wetting, is enough reason to feel better. They do feel ashamed and inbarresed about it. I know, my one twin always tease the other about it. Support her 100% with your mission and also get all the loose ends tied up. Meaning no drinking after 6, or only one sip, let her be in control of her flued intake.

Lately my daughter is so trained, she comes and tells me that she only took one sip water or she doesn' t want any.

Did you know bedwetting is genetic? Some people just do and some don' t, nothing really wrong.

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