What class of medication is Tenex?
Tenex (guanfacine hydrochloride) is an antihypertensive drug used to manage high blood pressure (hypertension).
Are guanfacine and Tenex the same thing?
Tenex is the brand-name blood pressure medication that has guanfacine in it. (Only this immediate-release form is used to treat high blood pressure.)
How long do the effects of Tenex last?
Its half-life is 17 hours (range 10–30 hours) in adults and 13–14 hours in children and adolescents. Its peak time in the serum is 1–4 hours.
What are side effects of guanfacine?
Guanfacine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or those listed in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section are severe or do not go away:
- dry mouth.
- decreased sexual ability.
- decreased appetite.
- stomach pain.
What is Tenex prescribed for?
This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Is Tenex a blood pressure medicine?
Tenex reduces nerve impulses in your heart and blood vessels. This medicine works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. The Tenex brand of guanfacine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given with other blood pressure medications.
Is Tenex the same as Adderall?
Tenex is primarily used to manage high blood pressure (hypertension). Adderall is also used to treat narcolepsy. Tenex and Adderall belong to different drug classes. Tenex is an antihypertensive drug and Adderall is an amphetamine.
Is Tenex used for autism?
A: Tenex is not used to treat autism itself. However, doctors sometime prescribe it off-label to treat symptoms that often occur with autism. These symptoms can include hyperactive behavior and trouble paying attention, both of which are key symptoms of ADHD.
Can Tenex make you angry?
In children with ADHD who use Tenex, there have been a few reports of mania and aggressive behavior. All of these children had medical or family risk factors for bipolar disorder. Other children taking Tenex for ADHD have reported hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there). Your doctor can tell you more.
Does guanfacine make you angry?
irritability seen in 1-2% of people that does not go away with time. If severely irritable after starting guanfacine, the patient should stop the medication and call their physician.
Does guanfacine affect mood?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: severe dizziness, slow heartbeat, fainting, mental/mood changes (such as depression, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide).
Is Tenex used for anxiety?
Tenex (guanfacine hydrochloride) and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety. Tenex is used off-label to treat anxiety. Tenex is primarily used to manage high blood pressure (hypertension).