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Intuniv vs. Risperidone for ADHD

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Intuniv

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Other Names: Tenex   Guanfacine

Risperidone

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Other Names: Risperdal   Risperdal Consta
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 19,019 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
Risperidone (pronounced ) is a second generation or atypical antipsychotic, sold under the trade name (Risperdal). It is used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia), schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states associat... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Thomas8185
January 21, 2014
Thomas8185 wrote
my 8 year old son has nightmares
We just started my son on Intuniv also. He started on 1mg for one week and then went to 2mg. He's been on 2mg for just over a week and the last two nights he has woken up acting weird. Crying and shaking his right arm and hand saying they won't leave me alone. I hold him in the rocking chair and rock him rubbing his head and calming him down and try to get him to wake up all the way. Once he is fully awake he has no idea why he's crying. Tonight he did the same thing again crying that the
Angela  |  January 31, 2014
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January 2, 2014
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What patients are saying about Intuniv vs. Risperidone

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here also. My oldest is on Intuniv, Celexa and a very small...
Medication here also. My oldest is on Intuniv, Celexa and a very small dose of Risperidone. It's helped so much, and now CBT actually has a...
issues combined with intuniv have made her much easier to...
...from docs)..... risperidone andintunive did...... but that is our case..... we had to make the call that gave us a little (ok a lot ) weight gain but I ...combined with intuniv have made her mu...
anxiety, they have weaned her off Risperidone and Zoloft...
...ago they were saying bipolar, but ...hospital has said Dissociative Disorder and not bipolar on top of the anxiety, they have weaned her off Risperidone and Zoloft and are starting Intuniv today...
but his odd symptoms have been taken care of much better...
...as well. My son has don risperidone but his odd symptoms have been taken care of much better with intuniv and a...
Combinded with his reactions to Risperidone and Intuniv, I...
...are trying to resolve. We tried Abilify first, and had an ...that you saw nothing is interesting.  Combinded with his reactions to Risperidone and Intuniv, I am a bit flumoxed.  Once again, ma...
she now takes Intuniv, Celexa, and Abilify. Usually...
...been on these meds? My 10-year old Autistic granddaughter has also done ...of years ago. She started with Risperidone which has been stopped, she now takes Intuniv, Celexa, and Abilify. Usua...
or Intuniv? My son takes intuniv & it works ok for the...
Is it just Guanfacine or Intuniv? My son takes intuniv & it works ok for the tics, but great for ADHD. They are currently adding Risperidone. As far as being stressed, I just finished reading...
OUr psychiatrist said this was not a common side effect...
...Risperdone. The idea was to blunt down the irritibility and aggression of the ODD. Well, it didn't do that for him, and actually made him more hyperactive. OUr psychiatrist said this was not a c...
ADHD. He is currently on Intuniv and Risperdone. He has...
...old son with ADHD. He is currently on Intuniv and Risperdone. He has had a ...school. The psychiatrist recommended the Daytrana patch 1...
old grandson is on intuniv, risperidone and vyvanse, for...
My 6 year old grandson is on intuniv, risperidone and vyvanse, for ODD and ADHD. I am wondering if? Hello jaynekpw913. If you...
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