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Is it safe to give your child intuniv?
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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