When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind with Intuniv include the following:
  • Intuniv comes in the form of an extended-release tablet. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets, as this will cause the medication to be released too quickly. The tablets must be swallowed whole.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food. However, it should not be taken with a high-fat meal, as this increases the absorption of the medication too much, which could lead to overdose symptoms.
  • Try to give this medicine at the same time each day.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Intuniv will not work if your child stops taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Intuniv your child's healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How your child responds to Intuniv
  • Other medications your child may be taking
  • Other medical conditions your child may have.
As always, do not adjust your child's dose unless the healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Intuniv Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Intuniv

Just like any medicine, Intuniv can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your child's healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with this drug include but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
(Click Intuniv Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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