Skip to main content

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

Recommended Videos

Intuniv (guanfacine): Introduction and ADHD Overview

An overview of childhood Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity (ADHD) and the non-stimulant treatment Intuniv (guanfacine).

Intuniv (guanfacine): Clinical Effectiveness

Intuniv (guanfacine) clinical effectiveness to help manage the symptoms of childhood ADHD.

Start at the Store: Prevent Foodborne Illness

By starting at the store with safe food handling practice, consumers can play a major role in preventing foodborne illness. In this new Consumer Update video, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides tips for keeping food safe while guiding viewers through a grocery store.

Twin to twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. This animation explains the syndrome and how it is corrected.

Carpal tunnel syndrome - results of surgery

Carpal tunnel surgery has immediate and delayed results, a Mayo Clinic surgeon explains.

Browse by Category

By Medication