Intuniv

Active Ingredient(s): Guanfacine
FDA Approved: * September 2, 2009
Pharm Company: * SHIRE
Category: ADD / ADHD

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Intuniv Overview

Guanfacine, sold under the brand name Tenex among others, is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and high blood pressure.[5] It is a less preferred treatment for ADHD and for high blood pressure.[5] It is taken by mouth.[5] Common side effects include sleepiness, constipation, dry mouth, sexual problems, and headaches.[5] Other side effect may include anxiety, low blood pressure, depression,...

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liquid intuniv

or patch, my son can not take a pill to save his life. HELP ## there is no intuniv in patch or liquid but you can try to give it to him with ice cream. I make a little ball of ice cream and put the pill inside. We have a championship to see who can swallow the ball faster without chewing it - my son loves to win - and loves this. It has been working fine and he could not swallow anything. good luck! ## Kika is correct and her idea is very good, there is nothing wrong with putting the pill in something else to help him swallow it, though very high fat foods should be avoided. Alternatively, some other medications, such as Adderall, are available in capsule form, so the powder can be added to something to help them take it, this is something you can ask your doctor about. Methylin is avai...

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Feeling very confused!

My son has just started taking Intuniv, he has slept all day. I have a friend that talks very highly about this medicine, but I just do not like him sleeping so much. His Aderal was working fine, we had a problem with getting refills on it, and I would like him to gain some weight! I just don't know if I can deal with him sleeping so much, if he is still sleepy after two more days, I am going to try another option. ## When my son started Intuniv, he was so tired as well. It really bothered me. Hang in there, after a good month his body got totally adjusted to it, and all that napping went away. You can give it at night until his body gets used to it. We did that for a while then switched back to am dosing. Now it seems like its not working and we are increasing his dose over the wee...

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Intuniv vs. Generic

Hi, my daughter was on Intuniv for several years...she's a high functioning autistic teen, and Intuniv helped with her ADD and behavior issues. Last month, we were able to get the new generic version which was just released in December. After about 3 weeks of her taking it, we've noticed behavioral problems begin to crop up again...mostly in the evening. I'm wondering if it has to do with the drug change. Has anyone made the switch and began seeing differences??? ## We started noticing a change as well, about one week after starting the generic. Definitely more emotional, and when we scaled back the dose we started getting the defiance and impulsivity that had really been under control. ## Thank you so much for your reply...we're now back to daily tantrums, which is not ...

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crushing INTUNIV

My son has autism and Intuniv is working good with the behavior.I really like what i'm seeing but I have to crushed it to give it to him and hide it in peanut butter, I read in the safety information that you should not crushed Intuniv, Of course I want to stop doing it, but now I don't know what to do to give it to him. There no way for him to swallow the pill. Please, any suggestion? It come liquid? ## Hi, I am having the same problem. Only my son has only been on Intunive for 4 days but he absolutely can't swallow the pill. He has Sensory Processing Disorder. I want to know if it is safe for him to chew the pill? I know it says not to but it is the only way he will take it. I was told it only comes in a pill form...no liquid. Help! ## Hi there, my son was having a hard ti...

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Intuniv - Irritability/depression

My 11 yr old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD 5 yrs ago. We have still not found the right combination of medicines for her. Impulsive behavior became a major issue for us. Our ped neurologist suggested intuniv. Since she was also battling anxiety, she started zoloft and intunive while stopping stimulants completely. After a few months, we saw behavioral changes and opted to stop the zoloft. The intuniv alone was not enough to control the inattentiveness, so she is now on a stimulant along with the intuniv. Now we are struggling in a major way with her being disrespectful to us, screaming at us and her sisters, and just being plain out rude ugly to everyone. She thinks everyone is against her. When we speak to her in a authoritative tone, she thinks we are screaming at her. She thinks h...

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Intuniv ER and sleepy

Hello there, My son has been on Intuniv ER 1mg for four days. The Dr says give it time, but how much time he didnt say. My son takes it at 8am, and at 2pm each day he is tired. after a nap, still tired for the rest of the day. Anyone know how long this might last? Thanks ## Intuniv ER contains the active ingredient Guanfacine, it is used to lower blood pressure and treat ADHD. Drowsiness and fatigue are normal side effects, they should taper off as his body gets used to the medication, this could take from 2 weeks to a month. If it gets worse or does not improve, then make sure to speak to your doctor, again. Other side effects can include: headache, constipation and loss of appetite. You can read more on the medication itself here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## The sid...

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INTUNIV and stomach aches

My son is 9, ADHD and this is the first time that he tries med. He has been on INTUNIV for 8 days, we have not seen any real positive change yet, he is still very impulsive and grumpy. Pretty much himself. The changes related to the med is that he is frequently urinating, he has even wet his bed twice, I'm not happy with this but I have read in several forums that some kids experience this, but my major concern is that 4 out of 8 nights trying INTUNIV he has been waking up at night because his tummy aches. Tonight it is specially bad, that I'm at 4:00 AM posting here. He was awake for about two hours feeling really miserable. Has anyone had had similar experience? The side effects info from the drug does not mention stomach aches as one. I would appreciate any comments out there...

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Intuniv and wetting

Hi, my son is 11, has ADHD, autism, Tourette,SPD, GDD and a learning disability. He's been on Ritalin for three years with very little effect at all. His psychiatrist has now put him on Intuniv. He started on 1mg and there were few side effects. His BP decreased a bit and he was sleepy for three days but this stopped. His dose was increased to 2mg two days ago and now he's complaining of a headache, nausea (he vomited this morning) and has also started wetting a lot. Do these side effects decrease over time...or do they continue? We have noticed a minimal decrease in the tics and he's slightly calmer, also hes only been on the meds a week, so we want to give it a chance. Just wondering if anyone else has any similar experiences. ## Those are all known side effects of this me...

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Intuniv and headaches

My son just started taking intuitive last Friday and it is now Tuesday. Yesterday and today he has had a bad headache located at the top of his head. Is this normal? What should I do? ## Hello, Amanda! How is your son doing? Has there been any change? A headache can be a normal side effect of this medication, along with nausea, dizziness, decreased appetite, and dry mouth, as reported by the FDA. Have you tried anything to alleviate the headache? Has his doctor been consulted? ## Thank you for the response. Since this message was posted he no longer gets headaches. He had them for about three maybe four days but hasn't had one since.

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can you mix intuniv with vicodin

i need to know if i can take both intuniv and vicodin ## can mixing xanax and intuniv kill a person? ## Any possible problems would depend on the person, how much they are taking and how they react to the medications. Ideally, they both can be prescribed together, but a doctor should carefully consider a patient's tolerance to the medications and monitor them regularly. The doses have to be carefully considered, because they can both cause depression of the central nervous system. Are there any other comments or questions? ## Can you mix Intuniv with Oxy or Hydrocodone? Will I Give You A High Feeling?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Guanfacine
  • Tablet: 1mg, 2mg, 3mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Intuniv: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 54092-513 Intuniv 1 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54092-515 Intuniv 2 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54092-517 Intuniv 3 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54092-519 Intuniv 4 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54092-520 Intuniv Kit 7/7 by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 64725-0513 Intuniv 1 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Tya Pharmaceuticals
  • 64725-0515 Intuniv 2 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Tya Pharmaceuticals

Other drugs which contain Guanfacine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Intuniv ER and sleepy
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Intuniv vs. Generic
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INTUNIV and stomach aches
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intuniv1mg per day at bed time
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Intuniv and headaches
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Intuniv problems
My son started Intuniv last month. Immediately, he started having the most foul smelling burps - so bad it would make me... 2 replies
Intuniv discounts programs by SHire
I just found out that shire has multiple programs running for intunive. my DR got us in one that runs for 6 months. Well... 2 replies
Intuniv and ADD
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Intuniv and wetting
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