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Intuniv vs. Risperidone for ADHD

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Intuniv

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Other Names: Tenex   Guanfacine   Intuniv ER

Risperidone

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Other Names: Risperdal   Risperdal Consta
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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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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anxiety, they have weaned her off Risperidone and Zoloft...
...as she got more aggressive, we realized we needed more help. The hospital has said Dissociative Disorder and not bipolar on top of the anxiety, they have weaned her off Risperidone and Zoloft...
We changed from trazadone to risperidone to help...
...4.5 my son started telling his sister exactly how he wanted to hurt in gruesome detail. That on top of his constant hyperness, unable to focus on anything, being impulsive to the point of hurting h...
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...
...old Autistic granddaughter has also done this several times since starting on meds a couple of years ago. She started with Risperidone which has been stopped, she now takes Intuniv, Celexa, a...
My son takes intuniv & it works ok for the tics, but...
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...
find this information too upsetting. I hope it is helpful...
...a non-stimulant such as Intuniv. If that doesn’t work, ...something like Klonopin or Risperidone. I hope you don’t find this information too upsetting. I hope it is helpful to you. Susan in...
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...
put on Risperdone to help control aggression, and his pdoc...
...the web. Why was your son put on the Risperdone and Intuniv? My son, who ...older, was put on Risperdone to help control aggression, and his pdoc is talking about adding Intuniv in the futur...
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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