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(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Common ADHD treatments discussed around the web
Adderall 42,812 Ritalin 36,269 Concerta 20,658
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Guanfacine
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Ritalin
Other name: Tenex (Tenex)
Other name: Concerta (Concerta)
6 / 10
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5 / 10
Satisfaction
4,043
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Anxiety*
Narcolepsy
Inattentive
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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
6
Low Blood Pressure
4
Sleepy
4
Weight Loss
4
Inattentive
4
Psychotic
3
Nightmares
2
Top Concerns
Rit
Addiction
8
Headaches
4
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal
4
Irritability
3
Psychotic
2
Mood Swings
2
Nausea
2
Tics
2
Paranoia
2
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Sedation
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Weight Gain
Gua
Rit
8
0
Drowsy
Gua
Rit
6
0
Aggression
Gua
Rit
6
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
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Gua
8
0
Headaches
Rit
Gua
4
0
Euphoria
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Gua
4
0
Withdrawal
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Gua
4
0
Irritability
Rit
Gua
3
0
Psychotic
Rit
Gua
2
3
Mood Swings
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Gua
2
0
Nausea
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Gua
2
0
Tics
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Gua
2
0
Paranoia
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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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www.adhdnews.com
" ...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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www.adhdnews.com
" ...I am familiar with Texex/guanfacine. My son had similar problems with Ritalin. He had ...being emotional. We started Tenex along with theRi... "

" ...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... "

" ...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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www.adhdnews.com
" ...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)... "

" ...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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" ...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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" ...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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" ...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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" Quillivant is slow-release Ritalin. The studies done by ...know several kids who take variations of Ritalin and do ok. Our ...My two with ADHD take Guanfacine (aka Tenex) which works... "

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