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Clonidine vs. Tenex for ADHD

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Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Tenex

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/ 8,045 posts
Other Names: Guanfacine   Intuniv
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
Guanfacine (brand name Tenex, and the extended release Intuniv) is a sympatholytic. It is an agonist of the Alpha-2A adrenergic receptor subtype of norepinephrine receptors. These receptors are concentrated heavily in the prefrontal cortex an... Read more on Wikipedia
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
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Atenolol vs Clonidine
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Tenex

1,061 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
CLONIDINE was way to strong and causing more problems for...
...used TENEX w/LO? After ...dose of CLONIDINE and now he has been switched to TENEX because CLONIDINE was way to strong and causing more problems for my ds. The TENEX seems to be working after a...
Before Tenex, we tried Clonidine which totally...
...(age 7.5) is on Tenex for mood disorder/distractability. It does make ...He also takes Abilify, and his ...this medication combination. Before Tenex, we tried Clonidine which totally knocke...
the doctor about switching the Tenex to bedtime? This might...
No, we switched from Clonidine to Tenex because of side-effects. Did you ...to the doctor about switching the Tenex to bedtime? This might be...
changed from Tenex to Clonidine? Hi All, I know these...
...anyone changed from Tenex to Clonidine? Hi All, I know ...I'm not sure if the Tenex is helping....and he just seems so tired. Has anyone switched from Tenex to Clonidine? Or are they too simil...
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Has anyone changed from Tenex to Clonidine? GA_googleFillSlot(\"yuku-block-one\"); Hi All, I know ...so tired. Has anyone switched from Tenex to Clonidine? Or...
Tenex . I hope you will see some benefit from the Clonidine...
...side effects , we switched to Tenex . I hope you will see some benefit from the...
switched to Tenex, which is in the same family as Clonidine...
...in on the Clonidine. Brandon took it. ...long because he was so tired, then he ...a bad experience. We switched to Tenex, which is in the same family as Clonidine but has a less sedating affe...
because my son is on Clonidine to help with the aggression...
...subject because my son is on Clonidine to help with the aggression and to help him ...if anyone has experience with Clonidine, then switched to Tenex and was there a difference,...
both very similar.) Thankfully I did not have this problem...
...I have taken tenex in the ...very soon (actually clonidine, but they are both very similar.) Thankfully I did not have this problem, but I have ...solution, try switching from tenex to clonid...
is 6 and was on tenex for behavior but it wasn't working...
...6 and was on tenex for behavior but it wasn't working anymore so he's just been switched to Clonidine which is just a variation on Tenex and his behavior ...She is on tenex three times a...
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