guanfacine

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What is guanfacine?

Intuniv ER 4 mg 24 hr Tab
Drug Name: GUANFACINE ER - ORAL
Other Brand Names: Intuniv
Uses: This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in patients older than 6 years of age, as part of a total treatment plan including psychological, educational, and social measures. Unlike other drugs used to treat ADHD, guanfacine is not a stimulant. The exact way that guanfacine works to treat ADHD is unknown. Guanfacine is thought to affect receptors in the parts of the brain that lead to strengthening working memory, reducing distraction, and improving attention and impulse control. Guanfacine may help lessen ADHD symptoms such as being disruptive, inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, and arguing with adults or losing one's temper.
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