Intuniv: ADHD Medication FAQ

Intuniv is an ADD/ADHD nonstimulant medication, similar to guanfacine, used to treat children, ages 6 to 17, with attention deficit.

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How has Intuniv worked for your patients?

I started out as a skeptic about Intuniv -- a time-release version of the alpha-2 agonist guanfacine -- but my ADD/ADHD patients’ favorable responses have made me an advocate for it. I prescribe it for all age groups, not just the six- to 17-year-old group for which the FDA approved it. I almost always use it as an adjunct to a stimulant.

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