Intuniv (Guanfacine Hydrochloride, or Guanfacine HCl) is NEW prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and hypertension (ADHD) in children aged 6 to 17. Guanfacine is not a stimulant; it is a sympatholytic drug and also belongs to the class of medications called alpha adrenergic agonists. It is often used in combination with an ADHD stimulant medication. Intuniv is a long acting tablet that is taken once daily normally in the morning. Take Intuniv exactly as prescribed.
We now supply the brand Intuniv comes from United Kingdom and Canada manufactured by Shire. Generic equivalent of Intuniv is currently not available. Intuniv comes in different type of controlled rerelease formulations and dosages:
• 1 mg Intuniv Prolonged-Release (PR) from UK, pack of 28 or 84 tab;
• 1 mg Intuniv Extended-Release (ER) from Canada, pack of 100 tab;
• 2 mg Intuniv Prolonged-Release (PR) from UK, pack of 28 or 84 tab;
• 2 mg Intuniv Extended-Release (ER) from Canada, pack of 100 tab;
• 3 mg Intuniv Prolonged-Release (PR) from UK, pack of 28 or 84 tab;
• 3 mg Intuniv Extended-Release (ER) from Canada, pack of 100 tab;
• 4 mg Intuniv Prolonged-Release (PR) from UK, pack of 28 or 84 tab;
• 4 mg Intuniv Extended-Release (ER) from Canada, pack of 100 tab;
Intuniv Side Effects
The most common side effects of Intuniv include:
• Abdominal pain;
• Dry month;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
• Chest pain;
• Difficult breathing;
• Fast or irregular heartbeats;
• Suicide or self-harmful thoughts;
Do not drive or operate any machinery while you take this medication. Intuniv may affect your mental or physical abilities required to perform tasks that require special attention. Do not take Intuniv if you/your child are allergic to Guanfacine Hydrochloride or any ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you/your child have had before.
• Coronary artery disease;
• Heart block or heart disease;
• Kidney or liver disease;
• Low blood pressure;
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. Especially: antidepressants, muscle relaxer, narcotic pain medications, seizure medications, sleeping pills, etc. This may change how your medications work or increase the risk for serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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