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A 43-year-old member asked:

if strattera (atomoxetine) doesn't work, will intuniv?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
It may: All treatment of adhd is individualized. Strattera (atomoxetine) (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and Intuniv (an Alpha 2a agonist) work in different ways to accomplish the same goal of alleviating symptoms of adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) may take a while to achieve full effect. Intuniv tends to work quicker. Work with your presriber and also learn non-medication strategies of adhd. Best regards.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Strattera vs Intuniv: Excellent response by Dr. Kuhnley. Atomoxetine (Strattera) and guanfacine (Intuniv) are both non-stimulant ADHD medications. One can't say with certainty if any medication will work on a person. However, it could prove to be beneficial.

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Just started taking strattera, (atomoxetine) and I have sexual side effects?

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Strattera (atomoxetine): Has been known to cause sexual side effects. Talk with your doctor about what is happening with you.
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Strattera (atomoxetine): With proper dosing over 2-3 weeks, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to see full effects.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have add and been on strattera (atomoxetine) all this year. Do I have take the medication forever or there is a point where I don't be needing it anymore?

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Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Perhaps: Everyone with add struggles with trouble paying attention, but not everyone who struggles paying attention has add. First be sure your trouble paying attention is from add. If it is from another cause (e.g., anxiety, dyslexia, working memory deficit, etc.), strattera (atomoxetine) is not the best treatment. If you do have add and the strattera (atomoxetine) is helpful, still do have a trial off to see if is still needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is strattera (atomoxetine) is most commonly used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Atomoxetine : Stattera (atomoxetine) is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor which is used primarily to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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