Intuniv

Generic Name: Guanfacine

  • What is Intuniv?

    Intuniv is a medicine used to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Intuniv?

    Intuniv can cause low blood pressure, low heart rate, and fainting. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms while you are taking Intuniv.

    Intuniv can cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how Intuniv affects you. Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy or dizzy while you are taking Intuniv until you talk with your doctor.

  • Who should not take Intuniv?

    Do not take Intuniv if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Intuniv?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Intuniv. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems or a low heart rate, have fainted, have low blood pressure, have liver or kidney problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥6 years: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you, and will increase your dose as needed.

  • How should I take Intuniv?

    Take Intuniv exactly as directed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with a small amount of water, milk, or other liquid. Do not crush, chew, or break it. Do not take it with a high-fat meal.

  • What should I avoid while taking Intuniv?

    Do not stop taking or change your dose of Intuniv without talking to your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Intuniv?

    If Intuniv is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Intuniv with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Intuniv?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure, low heart rate, nausea, sleepiness, stomach pain, tiredness, trouble sleeping

  • Can I receive Intuniv if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Intuniv during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Intuniv?

    If you miss a dose of Intuniv, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Intuniv?

    Store at room temperature.