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Is Tenex (guanfacine) good for adhd?

Is Tenex (guanfacine) good  for adhd?

Sometimes.: Meds like Tenex (guanfacine) work like "addition by subtraction". By reducing "hyper"activity &subduing some impulsiveness, the patient has better self control &can essentially make informed, beneficial choices -rather than just react excessively to various stimuli. A much better form of Guanfacine is the newer Intuniv - its long, stable delivery of the same med causes less drowsiness & is much more effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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I'm trying to find out more about the drug tenex (guanfacine). My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he's 4. His insurance will not pay for the ADHD meds yet.

I'm trying to find out more about the drug tenex (guanfacine). My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he's 4. His insurance will not pay for the ADHD meds yet.

Tenex (guanfacine): Tenex (guanfacine) is an antihypertensive medication. It is used to keep adults and children calm if they have heart conditions. It is an off label use for adhd and mirrors the effects of Intuniv - a long acting form of Tenex (guanfacine) prescribed for adhd. ...Read more

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Im on 2mg/twice a day guanfacine for adhd. i think i am growing more tolerant of it. I wanted to know what is the equivalent dosage to switch over to?

Don't!: This is definitely not a DIY project. Please work w/ an expert Dr on this matter. You'll really be happier in the future for taking this approach now - I kid you not! Also, call me old-fashioned, but I'd urge you to also try specific CBT type therapy to gain self-mastery over your symptoms. It will pay off if you find someone you work well with. ...Read more

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Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Worth to try: It is a safe medication that may help adult adhd especially if the hyperactivity component is present. The prescription dosage needs to be gradually titrated with the blood pressure checked to avoid hypotension. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What bipolar medications are good to take with guanfacine or other ADHD medication?

What bipolar medications are good to take with guanfacine or other ADHD medication?

Bipolar: Most mood stabilizers are safe, depending on your doctor's preference, tolerability, side-effects, and any health issues. ...Read more

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How does Tenex (guanfacine) cause weight loss?

How does Tenex (guanfacine) cause weight loss?

Tenex (guanfacine) : To my knowledge, this is a medication for high blood pressure.It is not associated with weight loss.Is this the medication you were thinking of? ...Read more

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Is it true that Tenex (guanfacine) cause weight loss?

Is it true that Tenex (guanfacine) cause weight loss?

Not recommended: Guanfacine hydrochloride may or may not affect your weight but has numerous other negative side-effects that makes me not recommend this drug unless absolutely necessary and for right indication. ...Read more

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What can I expect from bilateral 'exploratory' knee arthrocopy? What about the TENEX (guanfacine) procedure on both knees?

What can I expect from bilateral 'exploratory' knee arthrocopy? What about the TENEX (guanfacine) procedure on both knees?

Not much: Resort to non surgical methods.What is the result of MRI? Get second opinion from a teaching hospital.if you can! ...Read more

Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Guanfacine (Definition)

Guanfacine is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Tenex (Definition)

Tenex is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart ...Read more