guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex) (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether guanfacine is excreted in breast milk. Due to the lack of safety data, guanfacine should be used cautiously in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with guanfacine treatment are tiredness, sleepiness, trouble sleeping, nausea, low blood pressure, stomach pain, and dizziness.

Rare but serious side effects associated with guanfacine treatment are hair loss, memory impairment, heart failure, depression, seizures, skin problems, difficulty swallowing, edema, hallucinations, hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, mania, heart attack, rebound hypertension, kidney failure, rapid heartbeat, and visual disturbance.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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