What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Guanfacine HCL ER to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-More sensitive to bradycardia and orthostatic hypotension. Neuro/Psych-May be highly sedating. May exacerbate pre-existing depression. Renal-Use caution with renal impairment; monitor blood pressure closely.

Giving Guanfacine HCL ER to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Behavioral changes reported including suicidality. Safety and effectiveness not established age < 6 years.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Monitor for behavioral changes including suicidality.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Long acting dose form approved age >5 years. Reports of aggression, manic behavior, hallucinations, suicide. Safety and effectiveness not established.

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