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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
7/8/2013 10:16:29 PM

Reviewer: sarena1964@yahoo.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 9.5 yr old ADHD (diagnosed 1 yr ago and no meds given at the time), suddenly after a family death in January started have what I call Grand Mall Tantrums that scared the beegeezes out of me and my son. Worked with an outpatient crisis center for children as she was becoming violent. After 5 weeks they prescribed this medication and this time I opted to use. She also was told 1/2 pill in morn ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/28/2013 11:02:54 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 8 year old son is taking half 1mg tab morning and half at night of guanfacine, and one 20mg tab of vyvanse for adhd/odd, so far after being on the guanaficine for a week in a half he is still very moody and very aggressive with outbursts of anger. We are checking back in with his doctor in 6 wks with the results of this drug to let him know if it works...my son has complained of some neck and u ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/25/2013 2:37:29 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am 20 and yes I still have ADHD this is a very good medication. It is perfect for work and I don't fell slowed down. It is like when i take this medication my ADHD i gone for as long as it's in my system.

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?

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