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Adhd And Tenex
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son, 9, started on Tenex (guanfacine) for ?ADHD 4 days ago. Today took his BP and was 88/59. Is this ok? BP was 114/69 at psychiatrist prior to med. f/u w dr in 2w
Tenex (guanfacine): A bit low. Contact his doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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