Intuniv is a newer medication which is available in the United States. It is not yet available in Canada.
Intuniv is a non-stimulant which is a long acting form of guanfacine. It can be helpful for ADD/ADHD on its own, or in combination with a stimulant medicine (like Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall, etc.).
I am regularly asked about when Intuniv will come to Canada. It is hard to say when it will come, and there are so many variables which can happen when a medicine is submitted to Health Canada for approval.
The best estimate that I can give you (based on my perspective – i.e. this is my guess, not “official” information) is that Intuniv will be approved in Canada in mid to late 2012. It is unlikely that it will be here before that. I will certainly update this blog post when I get more specific information.