My son went from 1mg to 2mg of Intuniv yesterday and is exhibiting sleepiness. Anyone else experienced this and how long should that last, if at all?
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We did. My son went from 1 mg and over time ended up at 4 mg. For him it was very sedating and didn’t address his issues. He would fall asleep every time we got in the car. He also stopped being interested in going outside to play with friends. We didn’t realize how much it had affected him until we took him off because the effects were gradual. The sleepiness never went away for him.
Same here. Actually, when our psychiatrist first prescribed Intuniv for our son we were giving it to him ~6:30-7pm, as the original intent was to reduce hyperactive/impulsive behavior during the bedtime routine.
More recently we moved the time up to 4pm and give it the same time as a booster dose of Adderall. He's falling asleep quickly, and I'm not seeing any sleepiness earlier in the day.