Can you crush tenex and mix it in juice. my 5 year old son does not swallow pills?
Question posted by dylanmichael1 on 28 July 2010
Last updated on 18 October 2012 by KLuB
Yes, you can crush Tenex (guanfacine) because it is immediate release. You CANNOT crush Intuniv (guanfacine) because it is time release. If you are crushing Tenex, try to mix the powder with one teaspoon of chocolate syrup, ice cream or yogurt.
I found this;
Mar 20, 2009 ... He has also been on tenex and risperdal for the last 2 years (with the vyvanse) for ... You can't crush it up because it needs to dissolve throughout the day. ... powder it and mix it with juice or honey... 1 year ago
I have read to try a different if is because of taste maybe your Dr.knows of a secret way
The FDA reported this information:
"Tenex should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed".
Please have your son re-evaluated. This medication is used mainly for high blood pressure. I'm not sure why his doctor has him on this medication, but there should be an alternative medication that is safe for children under 12.
Good luck to you and hope your son is ok.
Call your pharmacist.
good luck to you and son.
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