What Is Hydrochloride Used For In Guanfacine
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LeanneD Says:

Are guanfacine hcl and guanfacine the same? Do they react the same in the body? Do they last/work for the same amount of time?

My son has been taking guanfacine HCl for over a year for his ADHD and anxiety.

We visited new pharmacy and the pills look different and the label reads guanfacine. The pharmacist has no idea what guanfacine HCl is, and says the correct medication is guanfacine.

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nabur Says:

The Guanfacine HCI is the extended release form.

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LeanneD Says:

Thank for your reply. My son says the medication without the HCI doesn't seem as effective, or works differently than the guanfacine HCI. He has taken guanfacine HCI for over a year, so I think would notice if there was a difference. I just wasn't sure if a difference could actually be noted, or if HCI causes medication to be absorbed differently than if no HCI is present.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, LeanneD! How are you?

Yes, they are the same.

The Hydrochloride just designates the specific chemical salt that the medication is derived from, so they are all Guanfacine Hydrochloride, it's just not listed on this latest prescription.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation and abdominal pain.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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