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Generic Name: Atomoxetine [AT-oh-moxe-teen] [AT-oh-moxe-teen]
The Brand Name is Strattera.
Dosage Form: Oral capsule (10 mg; 100 mg; 18 mg; 25 mg; 40 mg; 60 mg; 80 mg)
Classification of Drugs: Adrenergic uptake inhibitors for ADHD

What is Atomoxetine?

Atomoxetine is a medication used to treat ADHD. ( ADHD).

Atomoxetine is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Atomoxetine?

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

If you notice any changes or worsening symptoms, contact your physician for treatment, including: anxiety, panic attacks, or trouble sleeping; if you experience anger, irritability, or impulsiveness; if you are anxious, hyperactive (mentally and physically); if you are depressed; or if you think about taking your life or hurting yourself.\Atomoxetine can affect growth in children. Consult your physician if your child isn't growing normally with the atomoxetine.

Atomoxetine could cause severe adverse effects. Consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Heart problems can be detected by chest pain, breathing problems, and feeling as if you could be struck.
  • Signs of psychosis: hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behavior problems, aggression, hostility, and paranoia;
  • Stomach discomfort (upper right), itching, flu-like symptoms, and dark urine jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Difficulty or painful urination,
  • The erection may be painful or last longer than 4 hours (this is an uncommon adverse effect).

Common adverse effects of atomoxetine could include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
  • Dry mouth Loss of appetite.
  • Mood shifts, feeling tired;
  • Dizziness;
  • Problems with urination and
  • Impotence Trouble finding an erection.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


People contemplate suicide after they take atomoxetine. Be attentive to any changes in your attitude or symptoms. Inform your doctor if you notice any changes or worsening symptoms.Do not take this medication if you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, including linezolid, isocarboxazid, methylene blue injections, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Atomoxetine can trigger an increase or worsening of psychosis (unusual thoughts or behaviors),  particularly in the case of an underlying past history of depression or mental illness and bipolar disorder.Atomoxetine has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and sudden deaths among patients who suffer from excessive blood pressure, heart diseases, or heart defects.

Before you Take this Drug

Do not take atomoxetine if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and many others.

Do not take the drug atomoxetine if you suffer from an allergic reaction to the drug or if you suffer from

  • Blood vessel or heart issues;
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • Pheochromocytoma (tumor in the adrenal gland)

Atomoxetine can cause a heart attack, stroke, or sudden death in certain individuals. Tell your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Heart problems or a congenital heart defect;
  • Hypertension
  • A family background that has a history of heartbreak (or sudden demise).

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Depression, mental illness, bipolar disorder, psychosis;
  • Suicidal ideas or actions;
  • Lower blood pressure
  • The liver condition.

There are people who contemplate suicide after taking the drug atomoxetine. Your doctor should examine your progress every few appointments. Family members or other carers should be on the lookout for changes in your symptoms or mood.

Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.If you're expecting and you are a registered mother, your name could be added to the registry for pregnancy to monitor what effects atomoxetine has on the infant.

It might not be safe to breastfeed when using the drug atomoxetine. Consult your physician about any potential risks.Atomoxetine is not permitted for use by anyone who is younger than

How to Take Atomoxetine?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instruction sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Use the medicine every day with a drink of water.

Atomoxetine is typically taken once a day in the morning or two times a day, in the morning and in the late afternoon. Follow the prescriptions of your doctor.It is possible to take atomoxetine in combination with food or not.

Consume the capsule whole, and don't chew, crush, or break it. You should also not open it. Inform your doctor if you are having difficulty swallowing capsules.

Your doctor should examine your health regularly. Your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood pressure, as well as your weight and height, could be monitored regularly.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Attention Deficit Disorder:

Initial Dose: 40 mg/day orally.
Maintenance Dose: Increase dose to 80 mg/day orally following three days of the initial dose.
Maximum Dose: After two to four additional weeks, the dosage can be increased to 100 mg/day for patients who haven't had an ideal response.
Comments: Take the dose one time each day in the early morning or in doses evenly divided in the morning and later in the evening or in the afternoon.
Use: Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Usual Paediatric Dose for Attention Deficit Disorder:

70 kg or less:
Initial Dose: 0.5 mg/kg/day orally.
Maintenance dose The dose can be increased to 1.2 mg/kg/day following three days of the dose at which you started.
Maximum dosage: 1.4 mg/kg/day or 100 mg/day, whichever is lower.
More than 70 kilogrammes:
Initial Dose: 40 mg/day orally.
Maintenance dose: Increase dosage up to 80 mg/day after at least 3 days of the initial dose.
Maximum dose: after two to four weeks, the dosage can be increased to 100 mg/day for patients who haven't had the optimal level of response.
Comments: Take a dose once each day in the early morning or in evenly divided doses in the morning and later in the afternoon or early evening.
Use: Treatment for the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults aged 6 and over

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, issues, tremors, or other unusual behaviors.

What Should be Avoided?

Avoid handling or touching an unopened or broken capsule. If the powder that is inside the capsule gets into your eyes, wash them immediately with water and contact your doctor.

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of atomoxetine on your body. The way you react could be affected.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Discuss with your physician your current medications and any new medications you begin or stop using, in particular:

  • An antidepressant
  • Asthma medication;
  • Blood pressure medicine;
  • It is a cold or allergy medicine that has decongestants such as pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with the atomoxetine effect, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are listed here.



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