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Side effect(s) of Guanfacine


Review the side-effects of Guanfacine as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   Most Common
- Dry mouth, sedation, weakness, dizziness, constipation and impotence.

   Heart
- Slow heart rate, palpitations and substernal pain.

   Gastrointestinal
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, difficulty in swallowing and nausea.

   Central Nervous System
- Memory loss, confusion, depression, sleeplessness and decreased sexual drive.

   ENT
- Runny nose, taste perversion and ringing in the ear.

   Eye
- Eye inflammation and visual disturbances.

   Musculoskeletal
- Leg cramps.

   Respiratory
- Difficulty in breathing.

   Skin
- Skin inflammation, itching, bruising and increased sweating.

   Genitourinary
- Testicular disorder and urinary incontinence.

   Miscellaneous
- Uneasiness and tingling.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Guanfacine

Guanfacine(Intuniv) generic is an alpha agonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. This medication relaxes blood vessels thereby lowering blood pressure.


Trade Names for Guanfacine

International :


Intuniv, Tenex
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