Drug: atomoxetine BRAND NAME: Strattera DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Atomoxetine is an oral drug that is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An estimated 15 million Americans have ADHD, and approximately half will require drug t

The most common side effects of atomoxetine in children and adolescents are:
  • upset stomach,
  • decreased appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dizziness,
  • tiredness, and
  • mood swings,
  • a loss of weight.
The most common side effects in adults are:
  • problems sleeping,
  • dry mouth,
  • decreased appetite,
  • upset stomach,
  • nausea or
  • vomiting,
  • dizziness,
  • problems urinating, and
  • sexual side effects.
In rare cases, atomoxetine causes allergic reactions, such as fluid accumulation (edema) or hives, which can be serious. Atomoxetine may increase blood pressure and heart rate. Blood pressure should be measured before starting atomoxetine, following increases in dose, and periodically while on therapy. Atomoxetine may cause severe liver injury, and patients should be instructed to contact their physician immediately if they develop symptoms or signs suggesting liver injury such as pruritus, dark urine, jaundice, right upper abdominal pain or unexplained "flu-like" symptoms. Priapism defined as painful and nonpainful penile erection lasting more than 4 hours have been reported in pediatric and adult patients treated with stimulants. The erection usually resolves when the drug is stopped. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of suspected priapism.

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Yes

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Capsules of 10, 18, 25, 40, 60, 80, and 100 mg strengths.

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Atomoxetine capsules should be stored at room temperature, 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C).

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Atomoxetine is taken once or twice daily. It may be taken with or without food. The capsules should never be broken and sprinkled on food. They must be taken whole.

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In some animal studies (rabbits and rats), very high doses of atomoxetine (6- to 23-fold higher than those that would be used in humans) were associated with lower birth weight and lower fetal survival. No adequate studies have been done in pregnant women. Therefore, before prescribing atomoxetine to pregnant women, physicians must weight the potential benefits against the potential and unknown risks.

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Atomoxetine is excreted in the breast milk of animals. Although not similarly studied in humans, it is likely that atomoxetine is excreted in human breast milk as well. The benefits and potential risks of atomoxetine therefore must be weighed before it is prescribed to nursing mothers. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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