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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Clonidine
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Tenex
Other name: Catapres (Catapres)
Other name: Guanfacine (Guanfacine)
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3.5
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Withdrawal
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ADHD
Addiction*
Insomnia*
High Blood Pressure
RLS*
Sweating*
Tics
Hot Flashes*
Flushing*
Not Sleeping*
Opiate Withdrawal*
ADD
Diarrhea*
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Taken for:
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ADHD
Anxiety
Tics*
ADD
High Blood Pressure
* Off label
Method of use:
Transdermal Patch
Method of use:
Transdermal Patch
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Clo
Sleepy
5
Drowsy
5
Nausea
4
Sedation
3
Seizures
3
Weight Gain
3
Redness
2
Vomiting
2
Dry Mouth
2
Burning
2
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Ten
Aggression
9
Weight Gain
8
Sleepy
7
Sedation
6
Drowsy
5
Inattentive
3
Seizures
3
Weight Loss
2
Moody
2
Mood Swings
2
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Ten
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Sedation
Clo
Ten
3
6
Seizures
Clo
Ten
3
3
Weight Gain
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Ten
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Redness
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Ten
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Vomiting
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Dry Mouth
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Aggression
Ten
Clo
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Clo
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Sleepy
Ten
Clo
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5
Sedation
Ten
Clo
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3
Drowsy
Ten
Clo
5
5
Inattentive
Ten
Clo
3
0
Seizures
Ten
Clo
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3
Weight Loss
Ten
Clo
2
0
Moody
Ten
Clo
2
0
Mood Swings
Ten
Clo
2
0
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About Clonidine
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...
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Clonidine
About Tenex
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...
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CLONIDINE was way to strong and causing more problems for...
" ...info...Has anyone used TENEX w/LO? After one long ...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 ... "

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Tenex stinks. Clonidine Stinks. I would use...
" Only my opinion but I speak from personal experience. Tenex stinks. Clonidine Stinks. I would use angrier language if I could.... "

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tenex is any safer with stimulants than clonidine. Tenex...
" ...don't think tenex is any safer with stimulants than clonidine. Tenex does not ...of reducing hyperactivity. I've been on Tenex for several months now andit works pretty good , imo.... "

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know clonidine makes my inattention worse... Tenex gave me...
" I know clonidine makes my inattention worse... Tenex gave me a rash so I can't take that one. since tricyclics ...heart problems, and I have a major history of heart problems in the family so... "

results with Clonidine, Tenex's brother/cousin.......so...
" ...had good results with Clonidine, Tenex's brother/cousin.......so I am ...I know she had that episode of getting light headed and vomiting, so when you said Tenex it just made me wonder. The... "

said he had better results with the Clonidine which is why...
" ...are both BP meds. I did ask our dev ped about using Tenex instead of CL and he said he had better results with the Clonidine ...think the CL coupled with the melatonin now is the trick to a... "

My doc told me that clonidine also helps. Hope this is...
" ...for social anxiety. He uses Tenex, which also helps with ADHD. And ...doc told me that clonidine also helps. ... "

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doesn't work at all for my 9 year old. He takes Tenex...
" ...old. He takes Tenex .5 mg twice during the day and it helps behavior and sensory stuff a lot. DS woke up the night before the beginning of school- about ...be so challenging. Hope the Cloni... "

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body likes clonidine. Glad it is working for you. Good...
" ...was on Clonidine for about 6 months. It took months before we saw any improvement and then they were very minor. Tenex seemed to work on the ...body likes clonidine. Glad it is working for ... "

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effects. No side effects yet with the Clonidine either and...
" ...on Tenex for a few years when he was a bit younger (at that time he took it for extreme hyperactivity & aggression) and there were no side effects. No side effects yet with the Clonidine either... "

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