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Guanfacine vs Ritalin

Guanfacine
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Ritalin
Other name: Tenex Tenex
Other name: Concerta Concerta
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
4.7
Concern level
3.0
Helpfulness
for ADHD
1.8
Concern level
3.1
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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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Weight Gain
8
Drowsy
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Aggression
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Inattentive
4
Weight Loss
4
Psychotic
3
Nightmares
3
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Dry Mouth
2
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Addiction
9
Headaches
5
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal
4
Irritability
4
Psychotic
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
Allergies
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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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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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stims (excepting Ritalin) help me out with this problem, bu...
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" ...Maybe a bit more sedation on guanfacine, but in my case that's always a good thing. Anyway, I think ...in that respective order. I know the schedule II stims (excepting Ritalin) help me out with this... "

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sed to take Ritalin, but I cannot any more bec...
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" ...ADHD have any experience with guanfacine. I used 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... "

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had similar problems with Ritalin. He had the side effect...
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" ...with Concerta but I am familiar with Texex/guanfacine. My son had similar problems with Ritalin. He had the side effect ...and being emotional. We... "

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better. Ritalin got her very fired up- not a good match. We...
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" ...should 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... "

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aycare says it has helped but it is not working at h...
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" 4yr old son has tantrums and meltdowns over everything ...4 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... "

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adderall used to work and ritalin didn't it was now the rev...
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" ...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)... "

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with children. He used to add 10mg Ritalin and the end of...
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" ...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 completely makes the... "

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Guanfacine which helps tremendously but he cannot sleep th...
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" ...uncontrollably wild and anxious. I have an appointment with his neurologist next week and I may do a trial of Concerta to see if that ...around 4:30 of 7.5 mg Ritalin and .5 Guanfacine which helps... "

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guanfacine for a week, have not noticed any effects except...
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" \"Tried guanfacine for a week, have not noticed any effects except maybe my son ...his ADHD at all. Strattera works much better than guanfacine, since he can't take the ...a problem with side effects... "

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We switched to Ritalin and he did much better but...
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" ...different dose combinations before we finally got it right. It took a few months. My son started on Adderall and it did wonders for his hyperactivity and ...was way too emotional. We switched to Ritalin... "

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