Guanfacine (Intuniv ER): online prescription management for ADHD

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What is Guanfacine?

Guanfacine (Intuniv ER) is a non-stimulant, extended release medication that treats ADHD and its symptoms.

What is Guanfacine used for?

Guanfacine (brand name, Intuniv ER) is prescribed to treat Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and high blood pressure. For ADHD, guanfacine treats ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who have difficulty concentrating for long periods or are commonly distracted and impulsive. Mental health conditions Guanfacine treats include:

How Talkspace Psychiatry Works

Complete a brief assessment

Answer a few questions and we’ll match you with an online prescriber who meets your needs

Schedule your initial session

Once matched, schedule your live video psychiatry session.

Begin your treatment

Your online psychiatry prescriber will personalize your treatment, which may include medication and follow-ups.

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With Talkspace Psychiatry, the first step toward getting help is to complete a brief assessment. Once you’re matched with a psychiatric clinician, you’ll have a live video session where you’ll share how you’ve been feeling. From there, they’ll prescribe a treatment plan—if that includes a prescription (such as Guanfacine), you can get it at your pharmacy.

Guanfacine is taken in different forms, dosages, and frequency, depending on your mental health condition and the treatment plan prescribed by your provider.

It’s important to take Guanfacine exactly as prescribed by your clinician. Side effects of guanfacine are often mild, but can include blurred vision, sweating, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, headache, and more. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above or fainting, irregular heart rate, blurred vision, and confusion.

Guanfacine and Adderall are not the same medication. Adderall is a stimulant and Guanfacine is a non-stimulant. These two medications are taken differently and have different side effects. Side effects of Guanfacine that are different from Adderall include: drowsiness, tiredness, and weight gain. 


When Guanfacine is used to treat ADHD, it impacts the part of the brain that controls attention and impulsivity. It works to treat restlessness and inattention in children and adults.When used to treat high blood pressure, it decreases heart rate and relaxes the blood vessels, causing blood to more easily flow through the body.

You can take your daily dose of Guanfacine at night in order to help lessen any daytime drowsiness.

Weight gain is among the possible side effects of Guanfacine. 


There are several medications your psychiatrist may prescribe for ADHD.

Other medications for ADHD include:

  • Atomoxetine (Strattera)
Talk to your psychiatrist or healthcare professional about the possible risks and benefits associated with the above medications before starting treatment. It’s up to your psychiatric clinician’s professional judgment whether medication is prescribed. If you are in a life threatening situation – don’t use this site. Call +1 (800) 273-8255 or use these resources to get immediate help.