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Strattera

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Response - Meds: At the maximal dose of straterra, you should see the maximal response by now.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taliba Foster
16 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes and No: Stratter works well for some, less for others. Ask your psychiatrist to try other medications if you are not satisfied.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
If you have ADD: If you are anxious or restless due to add or adhd, it may indeed have this benefit.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Fontillas
36 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Depends: This can last longer than stimulants [up to 14 hrs] but it depends on the person, each individual metabolizes meds differently.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
ADHD: Straterra is used to treat attention deficit disorder.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No, but the chemical: Structure of it looks a lot like some antidepressants.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tolerance: There is potential for tolerance. A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See PCP first.: Strattera ( atomoxetine) is a medication used for add/adhd. The exact mechanism is not known about how it actually works but has a calming effect fro ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
It may: All treatment of adhd is individualized. Strattera (atomoxetine) (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and Intuniv (an Alpha 2a agonist) work in diffe ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Strattera (atomoxetine): Any drug can be abused, but no, it has no reinforcing qualities that controlled drugs have. There is no euphoric or acute mood elevating effect. Unlik ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes,: Like all medications Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause side effects in some people. Common ones include nervousness, dizziness, loss of appetite, b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience in Psychiatry
ADHD: It's medication for adhd it's non stimulating dose varies has to be cautious if liver problem.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Very different: Strattera (atomoxetine), (atomoxetine) a non-stimulant, works quite differently from ritalin. Ritalin works within minutes but wears off later that d ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
When I prescribe: Medications at an off label dosage - it is based on their medication response and not how fat or tall they are.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is methyphenidate, which is similar to the amphetamines, but a bit different chemically. Adieux is a central nervous system ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Strattera (atomoxetine) is known to cause depression in some patients discuss with your psychitrist what other options you have to change your drug ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Sleep: The most common cause of fatigue is sleep deprivation. You may have extra energy, due to straterra, and therefore be sleeping less. Check your sleep ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
About 1/3: Studies show that about 1/3 of those treated with strattera (atomoxetine) for adhd say it works well. 1/3 say it doesn't do anything and the remainin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Strattera (atomoxetine) may be a: Good choice for a person with adhd, ocd and tics when unable to tolerate stimulant medications (gold standard tx of adhd). It does not specifically tr ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Omega oils: Some studies have shown benefit from the use of omega 3 - omega 6 in combination. Behavioral therapy and counseling also are beneficial. Good self e ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Sort of, but no.: Both Adderall and strattera (atomoxetine) have been shown to be highly effective in treating signs and symptoms of adhd, but they are quite different ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Stimulants: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) or any other stimulant, can increase libido by reducing depression and increasing the neuroadrenergic tenor. In persons suf ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: With this combination, you could cause yourself increased anxiety, shakiness, tachycardia, increased bp, etc -- all the symptoms of having too much st ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa/Vyvanse: Should be safe combinbation if prescribed by one physician who is monitoring progress. Recommend taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in morning & Celexa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: But you should be aware of increased seizure risk, albeit small, when these drugs are combined.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Immediate release after it is taken and last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. These medications are often taken 2 to 3 x/d.Ritalin (methylphenidate) s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Not A Problem: Strattera (atomoxetine) is not toxic to the liver over time and does not require monitoring of liver function tests. If you have impaired liver functi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No interaction..: Not sure if this is what you meant to ask..But there is no known interaction between the two medicines. Also, the half-life (time it takes for half to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience in Sleep Medicine
No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of amphetamines. Amphetamines increase availabiltiy of Dopamine and norepinephrine i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Starterra : As all medication can have side effect , starterra can have it also and it can be different from one patient to another.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Various: Chest pain, shortness of breath, fast or uneven heartbeats feeling like you might pass out unusual thoughts or behavior, aggression, hallucinations, n ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
A few: Mao inhibitors and maprotiline which are antidepressants not commonly used and linezolid, an antibiotic are the only absolute contraindications. Howev ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
None.: U may take as prescribed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Go to ER ASAP: If you have overdosed you have to go to er at nearest hospital asap, call 911.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is worth a try if the side effects of the standard psychostimulants are intolerable. The strattera dose would have to be started low and titrated s ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
No: You should speak to the prescribing physician to re-titrate. Starting back at 100 mgs would increase the risk of unpleasant side effects initially.
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