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Review: could Intuniv cause Hallucinations?

Summary: Hallucinations could be caused by Intuniv, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Unspecified nebulizer, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 630 people who have side effects while taking Intuniv from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.

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Intuniv

Intuniv (latest outcomes from 805 users) has active ingredients of guanfacine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) (latest reports from 166,116 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 623 people reported to have side effects when taking Intuniv. Among them, 19 people (3.05%) have Hallucinations. They amount to 0.01% of all the 167,015 people who have Hallucinations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucinations in Intuniv reports

Time on Intuniv when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucinations when taking Intuniv * :

FemaleMale
Hallucinations22.22%77.78%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Intuniv * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%61.11%38.89%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Intuniv ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucinations0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (10 people, 52.63%)
  2. Psychomotor hyperactivity (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Impulse-control disorder (3 people, 15.79%)
  4. Affective disorder (1 people, 5.26%)
  5. Adhd (1 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Unspecified nebulizer (3 people, 15.79%)
  2. Risperoprol (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Abilify (3 people, 15.79%)
  4. Concerta (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Wellbutrin sr (2 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
    Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
    After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.

    Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!

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