This study was supported by funding from Shire Development Inc. Dr Timothy Wilens was a speaker for, received grant support from, and is a consultant for Shire.
*Suboptimal response was defined as treatment with a stable dose of stimulant for at least four weeks with improvement, yet persistence of mild to moderate ADHD symptoms in the opinion of the investigator (defined as an ADHD-RS-IV total score of at least 24, Clinical Global Impressions-Severity of illness scale score of at least three). Patients with no response to stimulants prior to study enrollment were excluded from participating in this study.
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The active ingredient in INTUNIV is guanfacine. INTUNIV is not a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant or a controlled substance. It is not likely to cause dependence or be abused.
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INTUNIV is indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17. Efficacy was established in two controlled clinical trials (8 and 9 weeks in duration). The physician electing to use INTUNIV for extended periods should periodically reevaluate its long-term usefulness for the individual patient.
INTUNIV is indicated as an integral part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include other measures (psychological,
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