Strattera Side Effects

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What are the side effects of strattera?

Strattera Side Effects

ADHD-Strattera (atomoxetine)- Side Effects!
Strattera is a selective norepinephine reuptake inhibitor, a new class of treatment that works differently from the other attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications available.
Strattera is not a stimulant under the Controlled Substance Act.
Strattera is an oral capsule and can be taken once or twice a day. Capsules are supplied in 5, 10, 18, 25, 40, and 60-mg strengths.
Although Strattera (atomoxetine) is a non-stimulant ADHD medication, it still poses many side effects consistent with the side effects of other ADHD medications - and a few new ones that adults might find less than pleasant.
Common Strattera (atomoxetine) Side Effects Include (But Not Limited To):

Dry mouth, Decreased appetite, Weight loss,
Upset stomach, Nausea and/or vomiting, Constipation,
Dizziness, Tiredness, Mood swings, Influenza, & Irritability
Strattera is also reported to cause Problems sleeping/Insomnia.
Sexual side effects (in adults studied):

Ejaculatory problems Urination problems
Decreased libido Impotence

Painful menstrual periods

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The following, though rare, have also been reported:

Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause potentially serious allergic reactions.

Strattera (atomoxetine) can increase heart rate and blood pressure.

Strattera (atomoxetine) can also worsen the conditions of high blood pressure and heart disease.

Strattera (atomoxetine) should not be taken at the same time as, or within two weeks of taking, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.

Patients with narrow angle glaucoma should not take Strattera (atomoxetine).

You should alert the prescribing physician of the following condition before beginning Strattera (atomoxetine);

Current or past depression, psychosis or other mental conditions:

Alcohol or drug abuse

Heart disease

High blood pressure

Epilepsy or seizure disorders

Liver disease or kidney disease

Pregnancy, nursing or plans to become pregnant

   

Comments

5/19/2007 1:47:03 PM
mark - ohio said:

I took strattera for 5 days and suffered through the following side effects:
rash on several places on body, painful ejaculation and urination, extremely tired always,
upset stomach most of the day and insomnia.
for those of you who take it effectively, more power to you. It wasn't for me at all.




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