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Tenex
(guanfacine)

Fioricet With Codeine
(butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)

Treats ADHD and lowers blood pressure. Tenex (Guanfacine) can be used to treat both blood pressure and ADHD, but it's not recommended as a first-line treatment for either problem.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Tenex (guanfacine)
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Reviews for Fioricet With Codeine (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)
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+20% better vs. Tenex (guanfacine)
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Side effects
TenexFioricet With Codeine
  • Dry mouth 1%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Any side effect 3%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Drowsiness 13%
  • Impotence 3%
  • Constipation 5%
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How it works
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Tenex (Guanfacine) is a centrally-acting alpha agonist medication. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels. It's not clear how Tenex (Guanfacine) works in ADHD, but it's used when stimulants haven't worked or can't be used in people.Coming soon.
Type of medication
TenexFioricet With Codeine
Prescription only
Available as
TenexFioricet With Codeine
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
TenexFioricet With Codeine
  • Headache
Risk factors for serious side effects
TenexFioricet With Codeine
  • Taking other medications that cause sedation or sleepiness
  • Stopping Tenex (Guanfacine) suddenly to treat high blood pressure
Detailed Tenex (guanfacine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    TenexFioricet With Codeine
    • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking this.
    No alcohol related info.
    Sleep
    TenexFioricet With Codeine
    • You can feel sleepy the first few times you take it, or when your dose is increased. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medication affects your body.
    • People report having sleepiness or sedation while on Tenex (Guanfacine). You're at higher risk for this if you're taking other medications that have similar effects. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how Tenex (Guanfacine) affects you.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    TenexFioricet With Codeine
    • The same medication treats two different things, high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
    • It's not a "controlled medication".
    • Used to control ADHD when stimulant medications haven't worked or can't be used due to other medical problems.
    • Available as a generic medication, so it should be more affordable than other options.
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    Downsides and risks
    TenexFioricet With Codeine
    • Doesn't control ADHD as well as stimulants do, so it's used as a second-line medication.
    • Not a preferred drug to control blood pressure.
    • Can't be stopped suddenly, especially for blood pressure, since the blood pressure can dramatically increase.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TenexFioricet With Codeine
    • Don't stop taking Tenex (Guanfacine) without talking to your doctor first.
    • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking this.
    • Drink plenty of liquids and don't get overheated while taking Tenex (Guanfacine).
    • You can feel sleepy the first few times you take it, or when your dose is increased. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medication affects your body.
    • Can take up to 2 weeks for the maximum effect.
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