guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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PREGNANCY: Guanfacine has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Due to the lack of safety data, guanfacine should be used cautiously during pregnancy, taking into account the potential benefits and risks of therapy. Guanfacine is classified as FDA pregnancy risk B.

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.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2015

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