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(also known as Guanfacine)

Guanfacine belongs to the general class of medicines called antihypertensives. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood... continue

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Overall, 77% (192 Members) find Tenex helpful

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My son has been taking this with Focalin for many years and it works well.
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sometimes it helps, at other times I feel like its not doing its job.
Taken at bedtime it aids relaxationalso I think it works against nightmares and said to increase circulation to pertinent brain regions...
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Like Adderall seemed very effective to start with but we are now having same problems with focus aggression etc. Teacher now wants to separate him from the class during study time. May try higher dose working with psychiatrist on it.
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made him sleepy in school
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My son has done well on this medication. It helps him at school and other situations where he needs to slow down and be able to focus. He normally is moving so quickly that he hurts himself and this has helped in this area as well and also he is always in a state of constant motion and frequently falls out of bed and off the other furniture and this to reduce that behavior and helps him not fidget so frequently.
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Makes him a little sleepy. Makes him very sad and emotional. Cries alot.
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Helps with my anxiety
Helping control vocal tics in combo w topamax
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calms things down a little
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  1. Discussion: Guanfacine and an increase in tics
    Maybe a different strain would help? It is legal here for medicinal use, but I have heard they don't approve it for Tourette's here. [More]
  2. Discussion: Guanfacine and an increase in tics
    Cannabis used to be a godsend when I was helped me focus and concentrate and get things done. It also calmed my tics a bit. Unfortunatel... [More]
  3. Discussion: Guanfacine and an increase in tics
    What I'm taking right now that helps me is Abilify Maintena 200 MG injectable every 30 days, Topamax 200 MG twice daily, and Requip 3 MG once daily. O... [More]
  4. Discussion: Guanfacine and an increase in tics
    I'm a 47 year old woman who has tried EVERYTHING for my tics, to no avail. I just started taking Guanfacine 1 mg a day on Apr. 3 or so. After two wee... [More]
  5. Discussion: Clonazepam?
    My daughter tried clonazepam for about 3 days, it knocked her out. We switched her to Tenex (guanfacine). It worked great. [More]