Intuniv - Input

Lisa - posted on 05/05/2011 ( 75 moms have responded )

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Hello, I have never posted in here before. But my daughter has just started Intuniv, we are on Day 2. I haven't noticed too much of a change in behavior, but I noticed she is so tired. She fell asleep while doing her homework and during school today. I just wondered how long will that last or if I should give it to her at night Is this a common Intuniv side effect in children? I would love to hear everyones input.





Thank you!

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Gloria - posted on 09/27/2012

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hi my son was taking intuniv a very good doctor give that after two weeks he had a suddenly heart attack now ,i regret to give the medicine to my child

Casey - posted on 02/05/2013

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My son is 9 years old and I feel like I am putting him thru so much with changing his meds all the time. He started out when he was 6 on Adderall that worked wonderful for him except the doctor said it made his heart beat too fast so he changed him to Concerta he was on that 27mg for about a year and the aggression started in...He would get so mad at me for small things and literally beat me up..I know it doesn't seem possible that a 7 year old could take me but he was strong and he scared me...I would lock myself in the bedroom and cry and he would be outside the door saying he was going to kill me. It was pretty bad...It finally got to the point where I thought I was going to have to resort to hospitalization. The doctor took him off that and put him on Vyvanse and started out small and at the end we were at 40mg....I took him to the doctor about a week and a half ago because he developed a tic that was getting worse...and his meds seem to be wearing off earlier..so they put him on Intuniv and took him off the vyvanse...well the good thing is the tics have stopped but his behavior is almost like he has no meds in him whatsoever. He has wonderful teachers and they are very understanding but he disrupts the whole classroom and causes trouble with other children. I don't know what to do...or how to handle him or the situation at all...from the research I've done it looks to me like Intuniv works best with a another med instead of taking it alone...if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to tell me!!! I'm open to trying anything with him :)

Nonnie - posted on 04/25/2013

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Hello. My 7 Y/O son has been on Intuniv for almost 4 weeks now. He is at 3mg. I did not notice much sleepiness until last week when his dosage when increased to the 3mg. He has been very tired mid-day and has fallen asleep at school a few times, which is very unusual for him. Also, we have noticed that he has been very emotional in the last couple of weeks. Very clingy and expressing that he misses me at school and has cried a lot out of sadness. I am concerned with a type of depression as a side effect. I am hoping the sleepiness will decrease the longer he takes it. He was previously on Vyvanse and he was initially sleepy/drowsy, but after a week or so, that seemed to get better.

Barnzyandme - posted on 04/07/2015

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Hi, I am new to this group. My son (8 year old) is fixing to try intuniv 1mg. He was on Concerta 18mg but I hate the stimulate meds. He does not eat good at all, he has a poor attitude, and the tics are crazy. My question is, do you give your child this medicine at night time or in the morning? My dr said I could do either.

Amy - posted on 09/02/2014

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My 7 year old daughter had immediate results taking intuniv and we have LOVED it. She has only been on it for 2 weeks but instead of being hyper, unable to focus, irritable, aggressive and defiant she has actually be very sweet, obedient and calm. It's been a delight. She has shown some sleepiness on the 2mg so we are waiting to see if that passes or if we should drop back to 1mg. We had such an awful time on stimulants I'm so thankful there is another option.

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Paige - posted on 05/03/2015

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My son 7 now he started on adderall XR at first it worked so well then he started getting really emotional and angry after school. So we switched to concerta and worked awesome for five months now again I'm dealing with even worse mood swings, and melt downs from before. He is just a foot under me so.. I actually get a little frightned! He doesn't sleep and he like me has an opposite effect to melatonin it made him more sleepless and had horrible nightmares. The other day he cried and said he hates that he blinks so much so he tries not to blink. My pediatrican just told me this is out of his scoop now. I've been trying for months to get in with a psychiatrist. But I'm thinking Intuniv might be the one for him. I feel so terrible for him.

Dorothy - posted on 03/11/2015

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I agree to a certain extend I sent my child to a specialist to get him check out They run a a lot test for me to certain that he have this disorder. It can be a family trait I have two brothers with retardation. But I was able to get the help they need starting at two years old. it cannot be ignore.

Dorothy - posted on 03/11/2015

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Hi my son have been on intuitive for about three months she had him take it in the morning but he tells me it makes him sleepy during the day. he did not take it on yesterday morning he just take his adderall. On yesterday he stay home from school because he complains about being tired. He was quiet and calm and not talkative. I gave him the intunitve this morning and going to see how he reacts today. will keep you inform. You have to watch there behavior each day to see how the medicine is working. My son cannot take 3mg of it he takes 1mg. You just have weigh your option and work with the doctor to see what works best.

Jen - posted on 10/07/2014

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My doctor said to give it to my daughter at night. But every child is different

Amy - posted on 08/04/2014

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My 5 year old son took it and we ended up taking him off of it. He was tired and had less control of his bladder.
MY 7 year old son takes it too, but we are thinking about stopping it. He is more moody than usual.

Kathy - posted on 07/23/2014

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My grandson takes this medicine at night and can't sleep at all. I personally don't believe he has ADHD as his mother and doctor have stated. He is continually depressed now. He doesn't sleep, eat, or enjoy life at all. My other grandson is on a natural alternative and does very well. No medicine on a daily basis is good for any person especially children.

Melissa - posted on 12/25/2013

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Hey Lisa! I would just like to put out that i am not a mom ( yes i do understand this is a mom's web) and that i am 14 on the new drug, Intunive. I have noticed in myself that i am more aggressive, very sleepy, and feel as if i'm not on meds at all. This medication has disappointed me tremendously. I believe this med has to be taken with another medication, so i am asking my parents about straterra... I am only taking 1mg of intunive now.. This medication is, without doubt, a half useful medication..

Brinabrina1 - posted on 11/20/2013

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My 3 yr old son started it tonight. I'm so scared with him being so little & having to take meds. I inserted it in a piece of cake. He never noticed. Hope thats all it takes. I hate this was the last option. He was diagnosed with ASD, SPD & Disruptive Behavior disorder.

Lynda - posted on 11/20/2013

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My 6 year old son was on Intuniv for about a month along with Focalin XR 10mg. The doctor had us give it to him in the evening around suppertime. It did help with focus and his teacher said she could see the improvement in school. She also said his tics were less during the school day. The only problem we had was he was waking around 3-4 am almost every morning with "bad dreams" (hallucinations?). After a week of it, I reported it to his doctor and she had me give it to him in the morning with his Focalin since he was not drowsy at all. This worked well for about 2 weeks and on the third week, he started waking either at around 6 am or again at 3-4 am with the bad dreams, was very clingy/anxious. It sometimes took us 1-2 hours to get him back to sleep. The doctor thinks he just was not tolerating it well. He was only on 1mg. We took him off the Intuniv and just have him on Focalin XR 15mg once a day. We will observe and see how he does. Today was his first day off the Intuniv and his teacher said he struggled to focus, but that may just be an effect of coming off the Intuniv. I'm going to give it a week or so, over Thanksgiving and see how he does. Right now he is a straight A student with all Satisfactory in behavior and attitude which is a change from K5 when he was on no meds and constantly "needed improvement" in certain behavior areas. He has ADHD/ODD and we were hoping for some "taming of the tiger" in the ODD department. Aside from the tics, the Focalin works well. I give liquid Melatonin in orange juice about an hour before bed to help him settle. Without the Melatonin, he has a lot of trouble settling and you could hear him chatting until 10 or 11 pm at night.

Krystal - posted on 11/03/2013

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I have a 4 year old boy and we have been on the generic and just move to actual intuniv. The time releases/extended release cannot not be cut in half. But a non-extended release can. We go to Pediatrics of Dallas. They have several locations in Plano and Dallas. Our psychiatrist said it takes about 2 weeks to see full effects but after 5 days you should see results that are close to full effect. Our pediatrician said about a week you should see full effects. I hope this helps-

Carrie Roseann - posted on 11/01/2013

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I have just joined Circle of Moms and not sure how all the posting works. My 5 yr old granddaughter is starting Intuniv tonight at 1mg and is supposed to increase to 2mg in a few nights. The Dr. originally suggested taking a 2mg tablet and cutting it down but the pharmacist says you cannot cut down a non-scored tablet since this is a extended release tablet. Are those of you referring to splitting down a tablet using the extended release or some other form?

Kimber - posted on 11/01/2013

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The doctors all of you are going to who are prescribing Ituniv, are they Pediatricians or Family Practice or Psychiatrists?

All of the pediatricians in the Plano/ Frisco/ McKinney areas are wanting to refer her out, the psychiatrists/ specialists won't take our medical insurance.

Please give me some doctors' names in the Dallas metroplex area they are prescribing Ituniv.

Thank you! 😄

Sandra - posted on 09/15/2013

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Omg my daughter is 9 and in 4 th grade. She is only on intuniv, 3 mg, which made her very tired but it passed. My con ern us that she has gained 20 lbs in the last year on it.... Maybe because she should be on another med with it. The intunive alone helps her tremendously in school.

Sandra - posted on 09/15/2013

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He might need a higher dose. If not you could go to health food store and try melatonin an hr before bed. It works fir lots of people. Ask ur doctor. Good luck!

Sandra - posted on 09/15/2013

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The tiredness does go away in about 10 days. My daughter would fall asleep fir three hrs after school but it does go away. That will happen every time u increase the dose too but only for a couple days. Good luck!

Brenda - posted on 08/13/2013

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Jennifer,

My son has ADHD/aspergers and a tic disorder. We tried intuniv for 4 days and the tics became almost constant! That seemed to surprise our neurologist, so maybe that was just a reaction that is unique to my son, but we stopped taking it. We are on Kapvay and have had some success. The tics are gone and his ADHD symptoms are better, although not as good as on a stimulant med. Follow your instincts, and seek out another doctor if you are not sure you are getting the right advice. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 08/13/2013

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My son is 9, he will be 10 in november. He has been diagnosed as having ADHD-C and high functioning autistim. He has many tics, and ocd, and learning disabilities as well. The psychiatrist recently uped his concerta from 18 to 27mgs. And since that happened his agression has increased, his tics and ocd have gotten worse. The dr wanted us to put him on intuniv 1mg in addition to the concerta but he has very little appitite now and his heart constantly raves im actually afraid to put him on the intuniv. My sisterinlaw has her son on it and hasnt had any problems but im just not sure about putting mine on this.

Tiffany - posted on 07/30/2013

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my son is 5 and has been taking intuniv for 3 months now and is on 2mg but he doesn't sleep at nigh he will take a nap about 3 but only for a hr so u would think he would sleep at nights

Tracey - posted on 04/24/2013

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Hi, Was wondering if anyone else has noticed that their daughter is pulling out their hair after starting Intuniv. It has made her very sleepy and irritable too. Thanks.

Casey - posted on 02/05/2013

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My son started Intuniv last week we started at 1mg and this week we are on 2mg and next week he starts 3mg. The first few days he was exhausted!!! He is 9 years old and in 4th grade...it made him cranky because he was so tired and he came home and napped..which is totally not like him at all. Now that we are on week 2 he is tired sometimes but not as much as last week and he goes to bed a lot better for me...unfortunately I haven't seen a change in behavior yet...hopefully that comes soon :)

Cassandra - posted on 11/28/2012

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My Dr. told me to give my son who is 8 his Intuniv at about 8 pm It is given before bed so he is sleeping anyways & not causing any sleepiness during the day. So far so good & he has been on it for 2 weeks.

Jenny - posted on 09/29/2012

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My 8 year old was on Intruniv for 2 years and it actually caused him to become very aggressive. I was told after starting to taking him to Behavioral Developmental Peditrician that Intruniv can actually cause aggression or make an aggressive child worse. Back in Janary he was switched to Risperidone and things are a little bit better. We just found out recently that my son has sever anxiety which his ADHD meds do not treat. As for your child falling to while doing her homework or during school it's because the dose is way to high for her. This same thing happened with my son and the doctor lowered it.

Jo Ann - posted on 09/10/2012

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Forever. I took my child off Intuniv, and the change is remarkable. He also was drowsy in the last part of the school day, and as soon as he got off the bus he had to nap--sometimes for 2 or 3 hours! Lethargy, gluttony, and apathy were the side effects. Giving it at night doesn't help. Hard to get up for breakfast, then ate ravenously. Gained 25 pounds in 6 weeks, and didn't care about anything but eating and sleeping.

Vickie - posted on 09/08/2012

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Our six year old son has been on intuniv for three days. He just fell asleep at 2:30 in the afternoon and was very irritable this morning. We are hoping we are doing the right thing. This is our first attempt at medications for his ADHD.

Jo Ann - posted on 08/30/2012

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My son is so sleepy he sleeps through the last hour of school, then he comes home irritable and tired. He doesn't have the zeal (or the energy) he used to for baseball, the one thing that bonded him with his daddy.

Jerrie - posted on 08/27/2012

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My grandson, Trey, who is in the first grade takes the lowest dose of intuniv for the stuttering and slight hand shaking caused by his ADHD medication. I cannot remember the name of his ADHD medication but it works great except for the stuttering and hand tremors. I will post the name of his medication after I talk to her later on today. Trey only suffers from the hyperactivity.

Kimberly - posted on 07/28/2012

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Hi Lisa, when my daughter first stared with Intuniv she was nearly passing out in school also. Would come home and sleep for hours. I give it to her at night. She is now still on 1 mg but the doctor told me to cut it in half and give her half the pill in the morning and half at night, that seems to have worked with the sleepiness. There was one day last week she took the full pill at night only and she slept till noon the next day. Maybe ask the doctor if you could do that?

Julie - posted on 07/27/2012

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My Son is 6 years old and tonight is his first night on Intuniv. The Dr. just switched his current medication of Vyvance (do to him having a tic & chewing the skin off his fingers) to JUST Intuniv. Ive been looking up some information on the medication & most of the information says that it should be taken with a stimulant. However, still being very worried that he would have a horrible side effect to this medication, i gave him his 1mg suggested & all i see him do is eat, yet he seems extreamly hyper still & its 11pm. Im not scared to see how he will be feeling in the morning

Kami - posted on 07/09/2012

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Hello, Im wondering if anyone uses Intuniv for focus problems, My daughter may be starting it soon. Also so hoping it helds with her ":mood swings" she is almost 8.?
Thanks for any input!!

Kristina - posted on 07/03/2012

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Hi, my son is 8 and he is on intuniv 3mg and adderall xr 20mg he takes both in the morning. I am not sure if anyone knows but the intuniv is used in adults with high blood pressure, in children with adhd it is used for controlling the hyperness. Since he has been on this which is going on two years now, he has gone from an F student in conduct to 98% A's. The doctor also told me that it is supposed to be used in combination with another medication not by itself. The adderall is only for concentration. I do notice that when he is coming off his meds he is bouncing all over the house. He wasn't able to sleep very well so he said to give him melatonin which is a natural herb/vitamin which is bought over the counter. I do know that all meds work differently with everyone so I would just monitor for a couple of days and see how it goes. I did not really notice that he seemed tired though when he first started on it. I debated very heavily before I put him on meds only because I never believed in adhd until my son came along...lol....but when it came to his schooling I was very concerned as he was suspended in kindergarten. I hope this helps a little

Adrienne - posted on 06/29/2012

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My son was also on intuniv got short time (it was not the right medicine for him) but it did make him EXTREMELY tired, which is very unlike him. Talk to her doctor about what time she should take it. Good luck :)

Cyndi - posted on 06/28/2012

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I know this is a little late for a reply. My son also takes concerta. He has been on Intuniv for about a month now. He doesnt show the tiredness that some of the kids seem to be having. I have seen a big change in his attitude. He is less likely to have a blow up. He doesnt get as antsy or aggitated as he used to. I give it a thumbs up. All kids react differently to meds. Thats why there are so many out there. Good luck. Hope it all works out for u.

Lisa - posted on 06/25/2012

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My son got too tired on it, also. We had to take him off because it was lowering his blood pressure and he passed out one night at the dinner table. I do know, however, that many doctors recommend taking it at night to help with the drowsy side effect. Maybe check her blood pressure, too. Hope it all works out. :)

Amanda - posted on 06/19/2012

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my son is on intuniv and it helps give it a little more time he isnt tired on it and yes it can make your child a little tired thats something you would want to bring up with the doctor its a wonderful med im on it myself

Kimberly - posted on 06/14/2012

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Hi this is my first time posting on here. My 12 year old daughter started on Intunive 1mg 2 days ago. She has said she fell asleep at school yest and again today. and right now she has been sleeping since she came home over an hour ago. I am getting very nervous. She has only taken it twice would anyone know if it would be safe to stop giving it to her. I dont like the idea of her just falling asleep especially at school and being so tired. Also I see all over about not crushing it BUT since she has trouble swallowing pills the dr. said oh you can just crush it and put it in ice cream or applesauce! I am so confused, just tried calling and she is out of the office til Mon and today is Fri! Just dont know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated !! Thank you

Susan - posted on 06/12/2012

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my daughter and brother are both on intuniv and it works great the only thing bad we have noticed is my brother who is autistic and adhd he just turned 13 and now is aggressive but my daughter is doing very well since starting intuniv

Kimm - posted on 06/07/2012

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Hi, my 7 yr old is starting Intuniv tomorrow, so have no input as of yet but will be inteesting to see if there are changes. He takes Concerta in the mornin, and is having bad effects as it wears off. The Intuniv is suppose to level out the afternoon. Will be crossing my fingers and checking back for other's info.

Rita - posted on 06/03/2012

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Hi! My seven year old daughter was on intuniv for about four months in 2011. She too experienced the sleepiness, weight gain & moody. But, her grades improved drastically. The only problem she experienced from intuniv was HALLUCINATIONS! She would wake up screaming and see things we couldnt see. This is the only medication she was on. So, I discontinued intuniv. Through the Grace of God, she is doing better without no meds and is going to the second grade. Hope all is well. God Bless!

Esther - posted on 05/30/2012

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Hi
My 11 year old girl has been been on intuniv for 1 1/2 years now....she tried other drugs mainly stimulants that did not work. She has had ticks in the past but no longer and the drug seems to help her concentrate at school. She still has social issues and is in therapy. I don't know if a "drug " is the only answer. I don't however believe that boys and girls are affected differently by these drugs. I was reluctant to do this and it took me 2 years but as these kids get older they will be able to tell you how they feel and if it helps them....let's hope.

There are no real answers only trial and error ..

Christina - posted on 05/28/2012

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My son who is 10 has been on Intuniv for about 2 yrs now. We started off slow on the 1mg and we just increased it last week to the 4mg.We did give it at night as it is extended release and possible drowsiness may occur but with my son, he does not get sleepy from it so we are now giving it in the mornings. My son was prescribed it to help with his behavioral issues away from the home. So far, after a week of the increased amount, we are seeing some improved results. My son has not suffered any negative side effects from this medication. My son is also on Focalin XR 25mg in the morning, OTC Melatonin 6mg at night to help him sleep and another medication in the afternoons. As all children are different, consult your pediatrician if you are concerned this will last longer than expected or is bothersome for your child and also with any other questions.

Janine - posted on 05/26/2012

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The active ingredient in Intuniv lowers heart rate and drowsiness is a side effect. If it continues, I would talk to your doctor about the possibility of a lower dose, or switching to something else.

User - posted on 05/22/2012

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HI Lisa,

We were giving it to our son at night but he was still sleepy during school the next day. We tried Intuniv for 3 months and at first I thought it was going to do miracles but honestly, as time went on, he got very moody and cranky and cried a lot. We took him off of it and he seems to be doing SO much better not taking anything at all except fish oil supplements and a dietary pill that helps him get his nutrition since he only eats "certain things".

I was sold on Intuniv because of the "non narcotic" aspect of it but the side effects for us were worse than the symptoms we were trying to target.

Hope this helps!

Katie - posted on 05/08/2012

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I ail topped the intrinsic after 3 months and no difference was made, taking or not taking. So I went directly to the sorce and asked my son, do you feel better when you take your night medicine (intuniv.) He answered I feel the same, so I stopped, now he is on Concierta only 27 mg and he is fine. I wish he was a lil more social but that has more to do with his AS.

Jennifer - posted on 05/08/2012

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My 7 year old was on Intuniv for about 3 months and he was always tired and moody. He would becomes so emotional and say he hated his life so we stopped it right away and at that time he was switched to Strattera and we have had no issues since then. I also have a 10 year old who is Autistic and has ADHD and he is also prescribed Strattera, . For some metabolic reason we cannot take stimulants, they cause depression, mood swings, and increased anxiety!! Good luck, the medication might need time in her system!! It is all trial and error unfortunately!!

Sarah Love - posted on 04/25/2012

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I have learned a few things over the years about various meds. Naturally these are limited to my experiencs with my now 12 yo. But I will throw them out there for what its worth. Kids with mood disorders ie depressive do Nos or pediatric bipolar d/o can have bad reactions to some adhd drugs. I almost had to hospitalize my son when he was 8 due to a bad reaction to Focalin. Vyvanse made him very irritable and I only realized that side effect when we ran out and he was off for three days and suddenly much easier to negotiate and live with. Intuniv did not do much for him in any manner. It is a rebranded blood pressure Med so it has been around for awhile. Adderall gave us good results bur it was short acting. My son had always been treated for mood d/o Nos rule out bipolar, adhd and anxiety. We have found good results with a low dose of risperdal (mood stabilizer ) and zoloft (antidepressant ).. The irony is that when at 12 he had a full personality and psych evaluation paid for out of pocket with an independent clinician (I do not trust the school to test, it's in their best interest to minimize issues so as to save money and resources )and my son was dx with ODD (oppositional defiancei d/o and depressive traits. The two meds he is on keep him very stable and have for quite some time but a good solid dx is the best place to start.

Patti.mayfield@gmail.com - posted on 02/07/2012

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HI everyone! We have just started our 11 year old son on Intuniv 7 days ago. He has also been taking VyVanse (20 mg) every morning on school days. He has been on the Vavyanse for a year and about I noticed he started pulling his hair out in spots. I didn't realize how Vyavnse contributed to his anxiety. We have stopped the Vayvanse and so far he has been responded well to the Intuiv. He doesn't seem to get so agitated so quickly and I've noticed he has stopped twisting his hair so much. For my son, taking Intuniv at night has been a blessing because he would stay up half the night if we let him. He is much more calm in the evenings which is nice!

It is supposed to take up to two weeks to get full affect but form my early perspective, so far so good!



@ Bridget, yes I am one of those moms who has tried my childs medication before giving it to him (and yes I know it would affect my body differently !!) but I just had to see for myself. Intuniv is only the 2nd medicine we have actually given him. I like the fact it is a NON addicting, NON Stimulant and actually helps with anxiety!

Beth - posted on 01/18/2012

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I am a grandmother who is bipolar,I take my meds everyday I sure can tell you all to continue to work with these children.You have a big job but it is worth it.My grandson just went on this med,ijust keep working.grammie

Tiffany - posted on 12/24/2011

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My daughter is on Concerta 27mg and Guanfacine (Intuniv) for ADHD. She's been on Concerta for over a year. Just recently (last 2 weeks) she's had tummy aches, headaches, doesn't eat. Has lost weight and now is experiencing diarrhea. I'm calling the doctors again Monday. We've been back and forth with meds for a long time. We've had a referral in to child psych for 4 months now and haven't had an appt yet! The concerta worked well for a long time, and it still does except she has lost 8 lbs and isn't eating enough to gain. I think she may have tummy issues. As far as sleeping, we have to give her melatonin supplements at night because she won't fall asleep very easy. She has anxiety, but they won't treat her until she gets in to child psych cuz she is already on 2 meds. We are also doing counseling, which seems to help alittle.

Rochelle - posted on 05/17/2011

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My son just started 1mg. intuniv last night and woke up with his tummy hurting and diarrhea. I'm not sure if we should keep on giving it to him? Is this an intuniv side effect in children? We were told to give it to him at night just like we did the 18mg strattera. We took him off the strattera because it was giving him horrible heartburn even on heartburn medicine. It seemed to work really well. I'm just so confused!! This is way harder then I expected it to be, the medicines have so many side effects.

Kelli - posted on 05/11/2011

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Yes he has about 8lbs in 2 months!!!! Ever since he started this he has been constantly hunger, which I don't give in too so I'm wondering if it is a side effect of Intuniv in children.

Kim - posted on 05/11/2011

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Kelli - are you saying your son has had weight gain since starting the Intuniv? Is weight gain an Intuniv side effect in children? Our son has gained more weight since starting the Intuniv than he has in nearly two years.

Pamela - posted on 05/11/2011

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Im surprised ur doc didnt tell u to give it to ur child sat night. My son is up to 3 mg currently and been on it a month. it will slow a childs heart beat the first week so limit running and such. yes sleeping is a totally normal Intuniv side effect in children. my son takes it at night before bed and did fall asleep after school for i think 2 days in that week. I think it helps limit his tantrums to mayne one a week but its not a cure all and all kids r different. i also have him on Synaptol http://www.synaptol.com he takes it after school and before bed. its a liquid and it has a dropper. he takes 1cc/ml. we started at 1 then 2 now we are at 3mg of intuniv. i didnt start the synaptol till we were on the 3mg.

Tiffany - posted on 05/11/2011

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Be careful with intuniv. I asked my son's pediatrician about it and he told me he put 3 kids on it and all 3 went psychotic. He said another doctor in the same office had the same experience with all but one kid. The one kid is showing a benefit from the med, but those are some scary variations if you ask me. He said he no longer prescribes intuniv because of the side effects in children.

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