If prescribed. You and your doctor must weigh the potential risks and benefits when deciding to use Intuniv (guanfacine) or any medication. This does not mean he/she/anyone can guarantee that there will be no adverse effects. Since no medication is ever 100% safe in 100% of people, the key issue is whether the potential benefits out-weigh the risks. In the end, the only way to really find out is to try it.
Intuniv=clonidine. Intuniv is a long acting form of clonidine, a medication used for a long time to treat anxiety and tics. If a child has ADHD and anxiety, it can be helpful to relieve the anxiety. It can be sedating so start with a low dose and move up slowoy.
Yes. Intuniv is long acting Guanfacine which has been around for decades & has been used for add in short acting form hat long. It is effective to quell hyperactivity & impulsivity all day. Main adverse effect is drowsiness. Monitor blood pressure & pulse since it acts in brain to decrease BP & slow pulse. These side effects rarely happen when dosed as fda approved. Used w/ stimulant for best result.