Intuniv XR (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)

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Manufactured by: Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Intuniv XR (Guanfacine) Medication Information

Uses

Intuniv is an alpha receptor agonist that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dosage

The tablets are available in several strengths:

  • 1 mg
  • 2 mg
  • 3 mg
  • 4 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Intuniv include:

  • Somnolence 
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy 
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Intuniv.

Precautions

Intuniv can cause a drop in blood pressure and heart rate. Patients should monitor their blood pressure and heart rate regularly when they are taking Intuniv.

Sedation can occur in patients taking Intuniv, so patients should use caution when operating heavy machinery when starting this medication.  

Interactions

Common medications that interact with Intuniv are listed:

  • Ketoconazole
  • Rifampin
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clarithromycin 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Intuniv. 

Storage

Store between room temperature (77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • The Intuniv tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of milk, water, or other liquid.
  • Do not cut or chew an Intuniv tablet.
  • Intuniv will need to be tapered if it is decided to stop this medication.

Intuniv XR FAQs

How long does it take for Intuniv to work?

It can take up to 2 weeks to see the benefit of using Intuniv.

 

Can Intuniv make you angry?

Irritability has been reported with Intuniv use. 

 

What does Intuniv do to your brain?

Intuniv is an alpha receptor agonist, how it works specifically in ADHD is not fully known.

 

Is Intuniv like Xanax?

No, Intuniv is an alpha receptor agonist, it is not similar to Xanax, which is a benzodiazepine.

 

Is Intuniv a stimulant?

No, unlike most medications used to treat ADHD, Intuniv is not a stimulant.

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Intuniv {package insert}. Wayne, PA:Shire US Inc.; 2020.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022037s009lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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