Guanfacine vs Ritalin

Guanfacine
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Guanfacine is a high blood pressure medication and an ADHD medication.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
4.8
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
5,326 Discussions
195,607 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Tics
#4 for ADD
Guanfacine is prescribed for ADHD and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Tics, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Narcolepsy
#6 for Inattentive
Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gua
Weight Gain
8
Weight Loss
3
Psychosis
3
Nightmares
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Dry Mouth
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Impotence
1
Moodiness
1
Rit
Addiction
9
Headaches
5
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Drowsiness
3
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
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Guanfacine
Gua
Ritalin
Rit
Weight Gain
Gua
Rit
8
0
Weight Loss
Gua
Rit
3
0
Psychosis
Gua
Rit
3
2
Nightmares
Gua
Rit
2
0
Nausea
Gua
Rit
2
2
Mood Swings
Gua
Rit
2
2
Dry Mouth
Gua
Rit
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Gua
Rit
2
0
Impotence
Gua
Rit
1
0
Moodiness
Gua
Rit
1
0
Addiction
Rit
Gua
9
0
Headaches
Rit
Gua
5
0
Euphoria
Rit
Gua
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Gua
4
0
Irritability
Rit
Gua
4
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Gua
3
0
Psychosis
Rit
Gua
2
3
Nausea
Rit
Gua
2
2
Mood Swings
Rit
Gua
2
2
Paranoia
Rit
Gua
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Guanfacine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Guanfacine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
Ingredients
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Guanfacine Hcl
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Guanfacine and Ritalin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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