Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)

General Information

Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride) is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is used as part of a total treatment plan including educational, psychological, and social measures.

ADHD is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. It is characterized by excessive activity and difficulty paying attention. It is also characterized by behavior without regards to consequences. In which it is not appropriate for a person’s age.

This medication is used alone or in combination with other ADHD drugs. It may help lessen ADHD symptoms such as being:

  • Inattentive
  • Disruptive
  • Impulsive
  • Hyperactive
  • Arguing with adults
  • Losing one’s temper

How does Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride) work?

Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride) is thought to affect receptors in the parts of the brain. That it leads to strengthening working memory and lessening distraction. It also improves attention and impulse control.

Unlike any other medications used to treat ADHD, this drug is not a stimulant. The exact way that this drug works to treat the condition is unknown.

Why use Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)?

Tenex contains an active ingredient of Guanfacine Hydrochloride. It is a centrally-acting alpha 2A adrenergic receptor agonist. It comes as a tablet for oral use. Each tablet is available in the strengths of 1 mg and 2 mg. In the year 1986, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.

How to use Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)?

Tenex Tablet is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken one a day in the morning or evening. You may take it with or without a meal. Do not take each dose with a high-fat meal. It may increase the amount of you absorb and leads to an increased risk of side effects.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it. Remember to take each dose at the same way and time each day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed.

What are the side-effects of Tenex (Guanfacine Hydrochloride)?

  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not suddenly stop or change the dosage of this medication without consulting your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if the side effects continue or get worse.
  • Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medicine.
  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history especially of kidney or liver disease.
  • Let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies.