What is it about?

Guanfacine XR is a novel non-stimulant medication for treating children and adolescents with ADHD, with a distinct mechanism of action. It has the particularity that is has not only proven to be useful a treatment on its own, but also as an add-on pharmacotherapy to stimulants and has been shown to be efficacious as well for patients with ADHD and comorbid conduct disorder.

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Why is it important?

It is an updated, thorough and critical review on the efficacy and tolerability of the alpha-2a-agonist

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The publication ought to be very useful for academics, clinicians and researchers as it provides a comprehensive and up-to-date of this novel pharmacological option.

Dr Jose Martinez-Raga
Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset & University of Valencia

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This page is a summary of: Profile of guanfacine extended release and its potential in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, May 2015, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/ndt.s65735.
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