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Guanfacine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Intuniv, Tenex, Guanfacine, Guanfacine Hydrochloride, Estulic
Official FDA Reports8,382
Social Media Events528
Total Posts1,234
Avg. Review Score3.35/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Guanfacine Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Cardinal Health
  • Promius Pharma Llc
  • Shire Development Inc
  • Watson Laboratories Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Guanfacine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Guanfacine Hydrochloride

Somnolence

... makes him feel and he says it helps him feel calmer and also heps him calm down when he does have an outburst and he is difused quicker . He also said it makes him a little sleepy but not enough to ac...


Source: Tenex-review-031f4

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Irritability

Tenex has helped to reduce her irritability


Source: Tenex

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Anxiety

it worked...it helped my shaking and my nerves


Source: Tenex

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My daughter takes .5 mg in am (before school) and .5 in afternoon (after school) for tics - mainly motor, some verbal. This med combined with cog beh therapy (which has taught her ways...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Helped my daughter be able to calmly fall asleep after Ritalin wore off. She takes Concerta in a.m. Ritalin after school and .5 tenex and 3 mg melatonin at bedtime.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Fatigue, Vomiting, Nightmare, Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Depression, Influenza like illness, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Besides being extremely tired my daughter got flu like symptoms even vomiting. She also got very constipated. Over the course of the 3 weeks she became depressed and had no energy. We s...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersomnia, Abdominal pain, Irritability, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... is the first medication he has taken. We started at 1mg working or way up to 3mg, and it's taken in the evening around 5pm. Once at 3mg, my son was extremely sleepy. Even falling asleep in class and ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Disturbance in attention

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... intuniv for 3 years now and has shown major improvements. The prior medications were causing my son to have tics and violent outbursts. This medication helps him more with concentration and focus but ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Sedation, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... was taking tenex amd concerta together amd was uncontrollable to all extreme. So we had to add risperdol to her night pills taking with calmed her down only a little. Igot tired of fighting the doctor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sleep disorder, Anxiety, Aggression, Tic, Fluctuance

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Fluctuation in temperature, could not sleep through the night, aggressive like never before, increased anxiety, terrible temper tantrums, attention did not improve at all, tics were gon...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Intuniv in drugs.com on November 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... we started at 1mg every morning. The positive change was very noticeable. He was calmer, had a less aggressive attitude, and even used his indoor voice. It did make him sleepier but that only lasted ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Social problem

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This is a great medicine. I have known that my daughter now 7, has always been extremely energetic and talkative her entire life, but her impulsivity, inability to concentrate on work (or play), and e...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... never could before and is very helpful and sweet. He is very small at 38 pounds so no plans to increase medication. There has been almost a complete transformation. Slightly sleepy the first week b...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.