Video: Intuniv (guanfacine): Common and Serious Side Effects

A brief overview of precautions and side effects for Intuniv (guanfacine).

Video Transcript:

Hello and welcome to "VideoScript", presented by Drugs.com.

Today in the final of three presentations, we continue reviewing Intuniv, an FDA-approved medication used as part of a treatment program to help manage the symptoms of ADHD.

Common side effects with Intuniv include: feeling sleepy, tired or dizzy, difficulty sleeping, and stomach pain and nausea.

More serious side effects, may include: low blood pressure, low heart rate, fainting.

Low blood pressure is both a common and serious side effect seen with Intuniv. Before a child starts treatment, their doctor should be told if they have low blood pressure or heart rate, heart problems, or a history of fainting, liver or kidney problems.

The tablets need to be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed.
Intuniv is not available in a liquid formulation, so children must be able to swallow tablets whole.

Thank you for joining us at Drugs.com for a brief review of Intuniv. Please refer to our patient and professional information, drug interaction checker, and additional tools on Drugs.com.

Patients with a concern about the use of Intuniv should consult with their health care provider.

Visit drugs.com/Intuniv for more information

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