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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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Adderall 44,386 Ritalin 37,513 Concerta 21,228
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Guanfacine
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Ritalin
Other name: Tenex (Tenex)
Other name: Concerta (Concerta)
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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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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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Top Concerns
Gua
Sedation
9
Weight Gain
8
Drowsy
6
Aggression
5
Low Blood Pressure
4
Sleepy
4
Weight Loss
4
Inattentive
4
Psychotic
3
Nightmares
2
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Rit
Addiction
8
Headaches
4
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal
3
Irritability
3
Psychotic
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
Tics
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Drowsy
Gua
Rit
6
0
Aggression
Gua
Rit
5
0
Low Blood Pressure
Gua
Rit
4
0
Sleepy
Gua
Rit
4
0
Weight Loss
Gua
Rit
4
0
Inattentive
Gua
Rit
4
0
Psychotic
Gua
Rit
3
2
Nightmares
Gua
Rit
2
0
Addiction
Rit
Gua
8
0
Headaches
Rit
Gua
4
0
Euphoria
Rit
Gua
4
0
Withdrawal
Rit
Gua
3
0
Irritability
Rit
Gua
3
0
Psychotic
Rit
Gua
2
3
Nausea
Rit
Gua
2
0
Mood Swings
Rit
Gua
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Gua
2
0
Tics
Rit
Gua
2
0
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About Guanfacine
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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About Ritalin
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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II stims (excepting Ritalin) help me out with this problem,...
" ...sedation on guanfacine, but in my case that's always a good ...order. I know the schedule II stims (excepting Ritalin) help me out with this problem, but if he's only willing to try Prozac/Cyle... "

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I used to take Ritalin, but I cannot any more...
" ...to take Ritalin, but I cannot any more because I have hypertension (high blood pressure) now. I am taking medication for my blood pressure. I have been thinking about talking to my doctor to switch... "

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had similar problems with Ritalin. He had the side effect...
" ...I am familiar with Texex/guanfacine. My son had similar problems with Ritalin. He had ...being emotional. We started Tenex along with theRi... "

better. Ritalin got her very fired up- not a good match. We...
" ...be on treatment. My daughter is on guanfacine once daily and it has helped her ability to attend. Not perfect but better. Ritalin got her very fired up- not a good match. We have also... "

Daycare says it has helped but it is not working at...
" ...son has tantrums and ...1/2 and was diagnosed with early onset ADHD about 4 months ago. After trying Guanfacine, we are now on Ritalin. Daycare says it has helped but it is not working at home. ... "

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if adderall used to work and ritalin didn't it was now the...
" ...if adderall used to work and ritalin didn't it was now the reverse. My son has done great with concera AND guanfacine (for overstimulation and impulse control)... "

with children. He used to add 10mg Ritalin and the end of...
" ...mg Tenex (filled as generic Guanfacine). It has worked very well, for over ...used with children. He used to add 10mg Ritalin and the end of the ...season, my son can't take Zyrtec. It comple... "

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We switched to Ritalin and he did much better but...
" ...before we finally got it right. It took a few months. My son started on Adderall and it did wonders for ...We switched to Ritalin and he did much better ...on Ritalin along with guanfacine (g... "

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bad bad. Guanfacine is what works best for her ADHD, but as...
" ...your local community. Stimulants (like ritalin) are typically not metabolized well ...It was bad, bad bad. Guanfacine is what works best for her ADHD, but as Amy... "

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used Ritalin in the past, as I also have ADD type symptoms...
" ...is Guanfacine and what is it used for? I've read about ...my antidepressant (Serzone). I've used Ritalin in the past, as I also have ADD type symptoms, however, Ritalin tends to increase my... "

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