Tenex

Tenex
(guanfacine hydrochloride) Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Tenex (guanfacine hydrochloride) is a centrally acting antihypertensive with α2-adrenoceptor agonist properties in tablet form for oral administration.

The chemical name of Tenex (guanfacine hydrochloride) is N-amidino- 2-(2,6-dichlorophenyl) acetamide hydrochloride and its molecular weight is 282.56. Its structural formula is:

Tenex (guanfacine hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

Guanfacine hydrochloride is a white to off-white powder; sparingly soluble in water and alcohol and slightly soluble in acetone. The tablets contain the following inactive ingredients:

1 mg - FD&C Red 40 aluminum lake, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, stearic acid.

2 mg - D&C Yellow 10 aluminum lake, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, stearic acid.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/18/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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