guanfacine - oral, Tenex
GENERIC NAME: GUANFACINE - ORAL (GWAN-fuh-seen)
BRAND NAME(S): Tenex
USES: This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Guanfacine acts in the brain. It decreases certain nerve signals from the brain to the blood vessels and the heart. This causes the blood vessels to relax so that blood can flow more easily and also slows the heart rate. These effects help to lower blood pressure.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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