Intuniv: Answers to Your ADHD Medication Questions

Intuniv is a once-a-day nonstimulant medication, similar to guanfacine, used to treat children, ages 6 to 17, with ADHD. Here's what you need to know.

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Intuniv: ADHD Extended-Release Medication

Considering treating your child's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) with Intuniv? William Dodson, M.D., answers frequently asked questions about this ADD/ADHD medication.

Which ADD/ADHD symptoms does Intuniv help treat?

I use stimulants for performance enhancement in school and work settings. But stimulants don’t touch some symptoms of ADD/ADHD that impair patients’ lives: emotional sensitivity, an inner sense of hyperarousal that makes people uncomfortable in their own skin, social aggressiveness, especially in kids. Intuniv does a good job with these symptoms, largely without side effects.

Next: How effective is Intuniv at treating ADD/ADHD?

How has Intuniv worked for your patients?

What makes Intuniv different?

How do generic guanfacine and Intuniv compare?

Intuniv Reviews


This article comes from the Winter 2010 issue of ADDitude. To read this issue of ADDitude in full, buy the back issue.


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TAGS: Intuniv, Nonstimulant ADHD Medications, ADHD Medication and Children

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