30 Nov 2009
Tough drug for someone this young. It is used for an elevation\alteration in blood pressure, but it can also be used for Heroin withdrawal and to treat migranes. Side effects can be different in each person and slightly based on the diagnosis too. Dizziness, sleep problems, fatigue,bowel changes, rash, itching, slightly depressed state,(not true depression) and changes in heart rate.A slow heart rate is common in younger people.You may or may not have these and many people state they get better with time on the drug. The fatigue or slugishness can last. Is this for high blood pressure? Maybe that is too personal... that's cool! Hope this helped, be well TW
- Guanfacine Information for Consumers
- Guanfacine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Guanfacine (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I love the idea that the Mirena IUD is effortless but I am struggling with side effects. I had mine implanted May 2009 after my third child. Now that ...
1 answer • 20 May 2010
Guanfacine - Since this lowers heart rate - has anyone seen a subtle weight gain in their child ? We
... increased dose slightly and have noticed a small change. Anyone else ?
1 answer • 18 Mar 2011
Our 6 year old has been diagnosed with mood disorder, adhd, and odd. We started her on guanfacine at 1 mi to be given half in am half in pm. First ...
1 answer • 10 Dec 2012
The child takes 40mg of adderral 50mg chomprazine in the am and 40mg of adderral at noon.
0 answers • 20 Apr 2013
My 7 year old grandson is taking 2 and 1/2 mg. per day of guanfacine, and is starting to grow underarm hair. Right now it is more like peach fuzz. Is ...
0 answers • 17 Oct 2013