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Guanfacine tablets are indicated in the management of hypertension. Guanfacine may be given alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics.
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Guanfacine hydrochloride is a centrally acting antihypertensive with α2 -adrenoceptor agonist properties in tablet form for oral administration.
The chemical name of guanfacine hydrochloride is N-amidino-2-(2,6-dichlorophenyl) acetamide hydrochloride and its molecular weight is 282.56. Its structural formula is:
Guanfacine hydrochloride is a white to off-white powder; sparingly soluble in water and alcohol and slightly soluble in acetone.
Each tablet, for oral administration, contains guanfacine hydrochloride equivalent to 1 mg or 2 mg guanfacine. In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and stearic acid.