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Guanfacine (generic Intuniv)

  • What is guanfacine?
    Guanfacine is a prescription medication indicated for use as a treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). Extended-release guanfacine tablets are prescribed as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

    This medication may be prescribed alone, or in conjunction with other medication and forms of therapy to treat high blood pressure and ADHD.

  • What are the most common side effects of guanfacine?
    Guanfacine has been shown to cause some side effects. If these reactions become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms caused by guanfacine include:
- Dizziness
- Lightheadedness
- Confusion
- Sweating
- Fatigue and weakness

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What is guanfacine?

Guanfacine is a prescription medication indicated for use as a treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). Extended-release guanfacine tablets are prescribed as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

This medication may be prescribed alone, or in conjunction with other medication and forms of therapy to treat high blood pressure and ADHD.

What is guanfacine used to treat?

Guanfacine is prescribed as a treatment for high blood pressure in adults.

High blood pressure is a dangerous – potentially fatal – condition in which the heart is met with too much resistance from blocked or narrowed arteries as it tries to pump blood and oxygen around your body. When not treated, high blood pressure can lead to an array of serious health issues including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and many more complications. Nearly ½ of Americans have high blood pressure, and heart disease is the leading cause of death of people in the United States.

Children and teenagers may be prescribed guanfacine to help control symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can cause several persistent problems, such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. While ADHD cannot be cured, it can be managed through prescription medication and social, educational, and psychological therapy programs.

How does guanfacine work?

Guanfacine is classified as a centrally acting alpha2A-adrenergic receptor agonist. These drugs work by controlling certain nerve receptors in the central nervous system, which slows heart rate and widens blood vessels. This helps blood flow more easily through blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.

While the exact mechanism of action of guanfacine in the brain is not known, it is thought to help symptoms of ADHD by affecting certain receptors in the brain that control impulse, memory, and attention. This can help improve attention spans, decrease distraction, and reduce outbursts.

What are the common side effects of guanfacine?

Guanfacine has been shown to cause some side effects. If these reactions do not go away within a few days or become severe, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms caused by guanfacine include:
- Dizziness
- Lightheadedness
- Confusion
- Sweating
- Fatigue and weakness


If you experience blurry vision, hives, fainting, skin rash, or a dramatically slowed heart rate while taking guanfacine, seek medical attention immediately.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with guanfacine. Guanfacine can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. Before starting treatment with guanfacine, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.

What is the typical starting dose of guanfacine?

For high blood pressure: 1 mg of guanfacine is prescribed as a starting dose, to be taken once a day before bed (to avoid drowsiness). This preliminary dosage may be increased up to 3 mg per day depending on the patient’s need.

For ADHD: 1 mg of guanfacine is prescribed as a starting dose, to be taken once a day in the morning or evening. Take the medication at the same time every day. The dosage of the prescription may be increased up to 4 mg per day depending on how the drug is tolerated and the patient’s need.

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Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for guanfacine to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

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