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vs. 12% for placebo in monotherapy studies and 18% for INTUNIV vs. 7% for placebo in the adjunctive study). The potential for additive sedative effects with CNS depressant drugs should be considered. Patients should be cautioned against operating heavy equipment or driving until they know how they respond to INTUNIV. Advise patients to avoid use with alcohol.

Guanfacine, the active ingredient in INTUNIV, is also approved as an antihypertensive. Do not use INTUNIV in patients concomitantly taking other guanfacine-containing products (eg, TENEX).

The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥5% and at least twice the rate for placebo) in the monotherapy trials with INTUNIV were somnolence, fatigue, nausea, lethargy, and hypotension, and in the adjunctive trial with INTUNIV were somnolence, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, and abdominal pain.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for INTUNIV (guanfacine).

ABOUT ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity and is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders. Although many people tend to think of ADHD as a childhood problem, 60% to 85% of children with ADHD may continue to meet the criteria for the disorder during their teenage years. Nearly 50% of children with ADHD may continue to meet the criteria for the disorder in adulthood, based on parent-report. The disorder is estimated to affect 4.4 percent of US adults aged 18 to 44 based on results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. When this percentage is extrapolated to the full US population aged 18 and over, approximately 10 million adults are estima
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