What is Tenex?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Guanfacine

Tenex® is a brand name for guanfacine. It is used for the management of hypertension. Off label it is used for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), tic disorder, and aggression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Post-traumatic stress disorder 4 1
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 2 0
Elevated blood pressure 2 0
Panic attacks 1 0
Tourette Syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tenex

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tenex

Dosage Patients
3 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tenex

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Tenex

Duration

Currently taking Tenex

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Tenex

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Tenex

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EmersonAilidh
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EmersonAilidh
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 21
Condition: Lyme 11 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Lyme

See EmersonAilidh's full Tenex history

Aug 1, 2007 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tourette Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MISDIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME BY AN RXHAPPY DOCTOR. Barely even remember taking this medication. Didn't do anything but no notable negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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