Generic Name: atomoxetine (AT oh mox e teen)
Brand Names: Strattera
What is Strattera?
Strattera (atomoxetine) influences chemicals in the mind and nerves that add to hyperactivity and drive control.
Strattera is utilized to treat consideration shortfall hyperactivity issue (ADHD).
Strattera may likewise be utilized for purposes not recorded in this solution control.
You ought not utilize Strattera in the event that you have limit point glaucoma, an adrenal organ tumor, coronary illness or coronary conduit malady, or direct to extreme hypertension.
Try not to utilize Strattera in the event that you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the previous 14 days, including isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue infusion, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Strattera may cause new or exacerbating psychosis (unordinary contemplations or conduct), particularly on the off chance that you have a past filled with sorrow, dysfunctional behavior, or bipolar issue.
Strattera has caused stroke, heart assault, and sudden demise in individuals with hypertension, coronary illness, or a heart deformity.
Some youngsters have considerations about suicide when they initially begin taking this drug, or at whatever point the dosage is changed. Remain caution to changes in your state of mind or manifestations, particularly on the off chance that you have ever had self-destructive contemplations.
Before taking this solution
Try not to utilize Strattera on the off chance that you have utilized a MAO inhibitor in the previous 14 days. A risky medication connection could happen. MAO inhibitors incorporate isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue infusion, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
You ought not utilize this solution in the event that you are adversely affected by atomoxetine, or on the off chance that you have:
- serious heart or vein issues;
- limit point glaucoma; or
- pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal organ).
Strattera has caused stroke, heart assault, and sudden demise in specific individuals. Tell your specialist in the event that you have:
- heart issues or an inherent heart deformity;
- hypertension; or
- a family history of coronary illness or sudden passing.
To ensure this prescription is alright for you, tell your specialist in the event that you or anybody in your family has ever had:
- sorrow, psychological instability, bipolar turmoil, psychosis;
- self-destructive considerations or activities;
- low pulse; or
- liver sickness.
Some youngsters have musings about suicide when initially taking Strattera, or at whatever point the dosage is changed. Your specialist should check your advance at normal visits. Your family or different parental figures ought to likewise be aware of changes in your disposition or manifestations.
It isn’t known whether this solution will hurt an unborn child. Tell your specialist on the off chance that you are pregnant or plan to wind up plainly pregnant.
It isn’t known whether atomoxetine goes into bosom drain or on the off chance that it could influence a nursing child. Tell your specialist in the event that you are bosom bolstering an infant.
Strattera isn’t affirmed for use by anybody more youthful than 6 years of age.
In what manner would it be a good idea for me to take Strattera?
Take Strattera precisely as recommended by your specialist. Take after all headings on your medicine mark. Your specialist may at times change your measurements. Try not to utilize this drug in bigger or littler sums or for longer than suggested.
Take the prescription in the meantime every day, with a full glass of water.
Strattera is normally taken once day by day in the morning, or two times each day in the morning and late evening. Take after your specialist’s directions.
You may bring this medication with or without sustenance.
Try not to smash, bite, break, or open a Strattera container. Gulp down the case. Tell your specialist in the event that you experience difficulty gulping the cases.
Utilize Strattera consistently to get the most advantage. Get your solution refilled before you come up short on drug totally.
Try not to utilize a container that has been opened or unintentionally broken. The drug from inside the case can be perilous on the off chance that it gets in your eyes. In the event that this happens, wash your eyes with water. Ask your specialist or drug specialist how to securely deal with and discard a broken case.
While taking Strattera, your specialist should check your advance at general visits. Your heart rate, circulatory strain, stature and weight may likewise should be checked regularly.
Store at room temperature far from dampness and warmth.
Strattera dosing data
Normal Adult Dose for Attention Deficit Disorder:
- – Initial Dose: 40 mg/day orally.
- – Maintenance Dose: Increase measurements to 80 mg/day orally following at least 3 days at the underlying dosage.
- – Maximum Dose: After 2 to 4 extra weeks, the measurements might be expanded up to 100 mg/day in patients who have not accomplished an ideal reaction.
Remarks: Take measurements once every day in the morning OR as equitably partitioned dosages in the morning and late evening/early night.
Utilize: Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Common Pediatric Dose for Attention Deficit Disorder:
70 kg or Less:
- – Initial Dose: 0.5 mg/kg/day orally.
- – Maintenance measurement: Increase dosage to 1.2 mg/kg/day following at least 3 days at the underlying measurements.
- – Maximum measurement: 1.4 mg/kg/day or 100 mg/day, whichever is less.
More than 70 kg:
- – Initial Dose: 40 mg/day orally.
- – Maintenance measurement: Increase dosage to 80 mg/day following at least 3 days at the underlying measurements.
- – Maximum measurement: After 2 to 4 extra weeks, the dosage might be expanded up to 100 mg/day in patients who have not accomplished an ideal reaction.
Remarks: Take measurements once every day in the morning OR as equitably isolated dosages in the morning and late evening/early night.
Utilize: Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in pediatric patients age 6 and more established.
What happens in the event that I miss a measurements?
Take the missed dosage when you recollect. Skirt the missed measurements on the off chance that it is nearly time for your next booked dosage. Try not to take additional pharmaceutical to make up the missed dosage.
What happens on the off chance that I overdose?
Look for crisis medicinal consideration or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose indications may incorporate sleepiness, dazedness, stomach issues, tremors, or unordinary conduct.
What would it be a good idea for me to evade while taking Strattera?
Abstain from utilizing or dealing with an open or broken case. In the event that the solution from inside the case gets in your eyes, wash them altogether with water and call your specialist.
Strattera may impede your reasoning or responses. Be cautious on the off chance that you drive or do anything that expects you to be ready.
Get crisis therapeutic help on the off chance that you have indications of an unfavorably susceptible response to Strattera: hives; troublesome breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or compounding manifestations to your specialist, for example, nervousness, freeze assaults, inconvenience dozing, or on the off chance that you feel imprudent, bad tempered, disturbed, antagonistic, forceful, anxious, hyperactive (rationally or physically), discouraged, or have contemplations about suicide or harming yourself.
Strattera can influence development in kids. Tell your specialist if your youngster isn’t developing at an ordinary rate while utilizing this medication.
Quit utilizing this solution and call your specialist without a moment’s delay in the event that you have:
- indications of heart issues – chest torment, inconvenience breathing, feeling like you may go out;
- indications of psychosis – mind flights (seeing or hearing things that are not genuine), new conduct issues, animosity, antagonistic vibe, neurosis;
- liver issues – stomach torment (upper right side), tingling, influenza like side effects, dull pee, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- excruciating or troublesome pee; or
- erection is excruciating or keeps going longer than 4 hours (this is an uncommon symptom).
Basic Strattera reactions may include:
- queasiness, retching, steamed stomach, blockage;
- dry mouth, loss of craving;
- mind-set changes, feeling tired;
- pee issues; or
- weakness, inconvenience having an erection.
This isn’t a total rundown of symptoms and others may happen. Call your specialist for therapeutic exhortation about reactions. You may report reactions to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What different medications will influence Strattera?
Educate your specialist concerning all your present solutions and any you begin or quit utilizing, particularly:
- an upper;
- asthma drug;
- pulse prescription; or
- a chilly or sensitivity medication that contains a decongestant, for example, pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine.
This rundown isn’t finished. Different medications may collaborate with atomoxetine, including solution and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and natural items. Not every conceivable connection are recorded in this drug direct.