Antihypertensives for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
How Well It Works
These antihypertensives seem to improve symptoms in some people who have ADHD, especially those with symptoms of frustration, extreme hyperactivity, and aggressiveness. They are also used for children who have ADHD and tic disorders.
Guanfacine seems to be as effective as (or more effective than) clonidine in treating ADHD, and it causes less drowsiness.
People with ADHD may show a greater improvement in symptoms when guanfacine is given in combination with psychostimulants.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics