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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)

Question about ADHD medications

Hi! my name is Mike and I’ve just been recently diagnosed with ADHD within the last two months. My doctor put me on an antihypertensive Intuniv. Recently I’ve been noticing that when my medication wears off,I feel very tired and sometimes I get headaches. Is this very common with ADHD medications?


The different types of ADHD medications often have different side effect profiles. Intuniv usually causes drowsiness when you take it, and that tends to subside after a few months for many patients. Headaches are listed as a possible side effect for Intuniv. Talk to your prescribing doctor about what’s happening and how to address it.

Here’s a FAQ on Intuniv:

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Posted by adhdmomma on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:50pm

I will do that. Thanks for the information and the link!

Posted by mschneweis on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:59pm

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