Review: could Intuniv cause Tic?


Tic is found among people who take Intuniv, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Daytrana, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 863 people who have side effects while taking Intuniv from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Tic. Find out below who they are, when they have Tic 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)


Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups) has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, drug withdrawal syndrome, appetite - increased, pain in extremity, gilles de la tourette syndrome (latest reports from 2,752 Tic patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

863 people reported to have side effects when taking Intuniv.
Among them, 14 people (1.62%) have Tic

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Intuniv cause Tic?

Time on Intuniv when people have Tic *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tic when taking Intuniv *:

  • female: 15.38 %
  • male: 84.62 %

Age of people who have Tic when taking Intuniv *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 62.5 %
  • 10-19: 37.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (8 people)
  • Tic (1 person)
  • Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper (1 person)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (1 person)
  • Bipolar Disorder (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Daytrana (5 people)
  • Melatonin (2 people)
  • Abilify (2 people)
  • Nuvigil (1 person)
  • Lamotrigine (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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