Review: could Intuniv cause Compulsive Hair Pulling?


Compulsive hair pulling is reported only by a few people who take Intuniv. We study 863 people who have side effects while taking Intuniv from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Compulsive hair pulling. Find out below who they are, when they have Compulsive hair pulling and more.

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Intuniv has active ingredients of guanfacine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Intuniv 1,024 users)

Compulsive Hair Pulling

Compulsive hair pulling (disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp) has been reported by people with drug level decreased, fatigue (latest reports from 306 Compulsive hair pulling patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

863 people reported to have side effects when taking Intuniv.
Among them, 2 people (0.23%) have Compulsive Hair Pulling

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Intuniv cause Compulsive hair pulling?

Time on Intuniv when people have Compulsive Hair Pulling *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Compulsive Hair Pulling when taking Intuniv *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Compulsive Hair Pulling when taking Intuniv *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 100 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Compulsive Hair Pulling when taking Intuniv **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Compulsive Hair Pulling **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Indigestion (1 person)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (1 person)
  • Add (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (1 person)
  • Melatonin (1 person)
  • Daytrana (1 person)
  • Concerta (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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