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Can regular strength guanfacine be used in children?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: Can regular strength guanfacine( not extented release) be used in children 10years old
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Guaifenisin

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for your question.

Generally speaking, cough and cold medications are not recommended for children. It is always better to be examined by a doctor for persistent symptoms. However, as per the label, Guafenisin, when used with the appropriate dosage, can be used by a 10 year old safely.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (4 hours later)
The question is not on cold medication.It is on usage of Guanfacine ( brand name tenex ) in children 10years old for ADHD.Please respond as soon as possible.Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Folliw up

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the follow up question. Forgive me for misunderstanding the first question.

Guanfacine is not recommended in the pediatric age range.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can regular strength guanfacine be used in children?

Brief Answer: Guaifenisin Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for your question. Generally speaking, cough and cold medications are not recommended for children. It is always better to be examined by a doctor for persistent symptoms. However, as per the label, Guafenisin, when used with the appropriate dosage, can be used by a 10 year old safely.