Has anyone’s child tried Intuniv? My 11 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD several years ago. We made the hard decision to put him on medication- mainly because his self esteem was being effected by the ADHD. He was having trouble staying on task at school - getting in trouble at school because he would talk out of turn, distract other kids in class and he was having difficulty maintaining friendships. We started him on a stimulant medication which really helped him stay focused and minimized his impulsivity during the school day, but he didn’t eat while he was on the stimulant and it didn’t help at all at night, so home work and play dates were a challenge. We recently switched our son to Guanfacine, the generic version of Intuniv - a non-stimulant. I have know people who have taken Guanfacine and have had tremendous results, so I was hopeful. My son did have great overall results - much better and more consistent focus and better control of his impulses, BUT he has experience the side effect of low blood pressure, which is making him dizzy. We reduced the dosage and he is still feeling dizzy, but his pulse and blood pressure are normal. He actually wants to go back up to the higher dosage because he liked how it made him focus and that he was able to eat during the day. Has anyone had any experience with Intuniv? If so, do you know if the dizziness goes away eventually? He has been on the medication for about 3-4 weeks. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
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