Guanfacine as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Guanfacine is a centrally acting alpha2A-adrenergic receptor agonist medication that is commonly used to manage high blood pressure. Guanfacine is also available under the brand-name Tenex, and in an extended-release tablet available under the brand name Intuniv. Extended-release tablet guanfacine may be prescribed to manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Guanfacine works against high blood pressure to lower heart rate and help the blood vessels relax, and ADHD by its impact on the area of the brain that is responsible for impulsive behaviors and attention. Guanfacine may cause some side effects, including headache, fatigue, general weakness, loss of appetite, affected sexual function, and dry mouth.

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worked great for 4 months at 2mg. Then back to symptoms. Increased to 3mg and got unwanted behavior. Moody, irritable, weepy, exhausted.10/25/2010 at 09:30 PM
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