Does Guanfacine Affect Tic Severity in Children With Chronic Tic Disorders?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 8, November 2017
Arian Ayon Verduzco, Pharm.D candidate (2018)
Ms. Verduzco has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Tic disorders, including Tourette’s, often co-occur with ADHD, OCD, and anxiety disorders. Guanfacine is often tried for all of these conditions. Randomized placebo-controlled trials of immediate release guanfacine have been mixed, with one showing 31% improvement in tics but another showing no significant improvement.