Are Intuniv and Tenex the Same Thing?
Both Intuniv and Tenex may interact with anti-seizure drugs, azole antifungals, rifamycins, or other products that cause drowsiness (such as alcohol, antihistamines, drugs for sleep or anxiety, muscle relaxants, and narcotics).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Intuniv?
Common side effects of Intuniv include:
- dry mouth,
- stomach pain,
- weight gain, or
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Intuniv including:
- severe dizziness,
- slow heartbeat,
- fainting, or
- mental/mood changes (such as depression, hallucinations, or thoughts of suicide).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Tenex?
Common side effects of Tenex include:
- dry mouth,
- impotence, and
Less common side effects of Tenex include:
- slow heart rate,
- abdominal pain,
- changes in taste,
- difficulty swallowing,
- decreased sex drive,
- runny nose,
- ringing in the ears,
- vision problems,
- shortness of breath,
- urinary incontinence,
- feeling unwell (malaise), and
- numbness and tingling.
What Is Intuniv?
Intuniv (guanfacine) is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients older than 6 years of age, as part of a total treatment plan including psychological, educational, and social measures. Unlike other drugs used to treat ADHD, Intuniv is not a stimulant. Intuniv is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and is often given together with other blood pressure medications.
What Is Tenex?
What Drugs Interact With Intuniv?
Intuniv may interact with valproic acid, azole antifungals, rifamycins, antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, medicine for sleep or anxiety, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, or cough-and-cold and other over-the-counter products that may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. During pregnancy, Intuniv should be used only when prescribed.
What Drugs Interact With Tenex?
Tenex may interact with valproic acid, azole antifungals, rifamycins, other products that cause drowsiness (such as alcohol, antihistamines, drugs for sleep or anxiety, muscle relaxants, and narcotics), cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Tenex should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Intuniv Be Taken?
How Should Tenex Be Taken?
The recommended initial dose of Tenex when given alone or in combination with another antihypertensive drug is 1 mg daily given at bedtime.
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Shire Pharmaceuticals. Intuniv Product Information.
FDA. Tenex Drug Information.