What is guanfacine ER?
Guanfacine ER (generic for Intuniv) is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. ADHD makes it difficult for adults to pay attention and control actions and behavior. Guanfacine ER helps control these symptoms by calming nerve impulses in the brain.
Originally called hyperkinetic impulse disorder, ADHD is one of the most common childhood diagnoses, affecting nearly 4 percent of all adults in the United States. Research shows a strong genetic link, which means you are more likely to have ADHD if your parent or sibling also has ADHD.
Looking for a safe, effective way to help control your ADHD? Talk to your doctor about whether guanfacine ER is right for you.