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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of guanfacine Oral.

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/14/2013 12:11:09 AM

Reviewer: CrystalB, 7-12 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This was prescribed to my 8 year old daughter today. I don't know how it's going to effect her. I've heard it makes people VERY sleepy. Is this true? She is supposed to take 1mg in the morning when she wakes up and then again 1mg at 4pm. This is being used to treat mood disorder, severe anger issues, and ADHD.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/10/2012 11:38:29 AM

Reviewer: ResearchMom29, 3-6 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 5 year old daughter was just prescribed this drug because of her severe rages and ADHD. She also has ODD, Disruptive Behavior Disorder(docs have a name for everything these days). The doc wants me to give it to her at bedtime and split the pill in half. Why give it to at bedtime if I need her to stay calm during the day?

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/29/2012 7:42:29 PM

Reviewer: shar61, 13-18 Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My son 13 years just started this at 1mg at bedtime suppose to help him fall asleep better. He is on Concerta 54mgs. Which he takes in the morning. i was just wondering if anyone had guanfacine prescribed as a sleepaide. We just stated so not sure about it's effectiveness yet! Any comments would be very welcome and appreiciated.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/3/2011 10:20:05 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am an MD with 30 years experience treating ADHD. My 17 yo patient w/ ADHD also had depressive and anger problems. We had struggled with multiple different medications for ADD and as well as antidepressants and some antipsycyhotics. I decided to try him on Intuniv. 1mg made him so sleepy that I told the family to stop it. The mother, however, chose to cut the dose in half (1/2 mg). The result ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/8/2011 8:39:47 PM

Reviewer: mommapozy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My son takes this medication and I have noticed a good improvement. He was on clonodine to help him sleep and he no longer takes it. Other medications brought out his tics and this one has reduced them considerably. We are still working on dosage but other than weight gain (which I am concerned about) it is working good.

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