Is intuniv available in Canada?

New ADHD treatment now available in Canada: INTUNIV XR™ offers alternatives for children not responding well to current treatment.

Who manufactures intuniv?

*INTUNIV XR® is a registered trademark of Shire LLC, a Takeda company.

How long does intuniv XR last?

Intuniv is designed to last for 24 hours.

Is guanfacine ER the same as intuniv?

Intuniv is an extended-release (ER) formula of guanfacine. Currently, guanfacine ER is FDA approved only for use in children who are 6 through 17 years old. Intuniv is also approved as an additional therapy to stimulant medications. Guanfacine may be given in addition to stimulants to help better control ADHD symptoms.

How does intuniv make you feel?

The potential side effects shared by both Intuniv and Adderall include dizziness, nausea, headache, and dry mouth.

Does intuniv help with tics?

Medications to Reduce Tics First-line treatment: clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay) or guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv). In our clinic, we usually try clonidine or guanfacine first. They help many children and, most importantly, have mild side effects.

Should you take Intuniv in the morning or at night?

(Intuniv can either be given in the morning or the evening.)

Should intuniv be taken at night?

Does intuniv help with aggression?

Guanfacine XR (Intuniv) was recently introduced by Shire and is the only alpha adrenergic agent approved for ADHD. We await more experience with it, but the extended release mechanism may make it a good once-a-day option for treating aggression.

Can guanfacine make you angry?

irritability seen in 1-2% of people that does not go away with time. If severely irritable after starting guanfacine, the patient should stop the medication and call their physician.

Is the Intuniv XR tablets available in Ontario?

Ontario publicly reimburses INTUNIV XR® (guanfacine hydrochloride extended-release tablets) for both adjunctive and monotherapy treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD.

Where can I get Shire products in Canada?

Shire Canada provides Product Monographs for its products as approved by Health Canada and in accordance with federal regulations. Should you wish to obtain more information on a product, please contact your healthcare professional. The information provided in this section is intended for residents of Canada only.

When to call the doctor about Intuniv side effects?

Call your doctor at once if you have: 1 anxiety, nervousness; 2 hallucinations (especially in children); 3 severe drowsiness; 4 slow heartbeats; or 5 a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

What’s the best way to take Intuniv for kids?

Take Intuniv with a full glass of water, milk, or other liquid. Swallow the Intuniv tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. If a child is using this medicine, tell your doctor if the child has any changes in weight. Guanfacine doses are based on weight in children, and any changes may affect your child’s dose.