Parents of ADHD Children
Tapering off Guanfacine (tenex) and Intuniv question
My son just turned six and his dr would like him to start Intuniv. Before he can start, I need to wean him off of the guanfacine he’s been taking two times a day. We started weaning him Thursday and he has been insanely hyper and impulsive. Like out of control. Is this normal? He’s still taking 1/2 a pill in the am and pm, but he’s acting so wild and not sleeping at all. Anyone have this experience?
Also, I am supposed to start him on the Intuniv next week. I always thought the guanfacine made him moody and emotional over small frustrations. Since we’ve been weaning him, I’ve noticed his mood is much better and he’s not nearly as emotional. Does anyone know if he will get moody and emotional on the Intuniv? It’s supposedly the same medicine, just extended release, but I’m nervous to go back that with him? His disposition is so much nicer now. He can’t tolerate stimulants and the dr said this is pretty much the only medicine that will help with his impulsiveness. Any thoughts on that?
Thanks in advance.
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