A 22-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

was told that strattera (atomoxetine) can affect the heart's electrical conduction. is this rare or is it common amongst patients who take strattera (atomoxetine)?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
It is uncommon: It is less common than with methylphenidate, and even there it is not common unless there is some preexisting, predisposing condition. Your doctor is practicing good medicine by checking an ekg first
Answered on Aug 21, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Zantac (ranitidine): It should be ok to take zantac with strattera (atomoxetine).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Not harmful: Strattera (atomoxetine) doesn't injure the heart but can affect the electrical conduction while you're taking it. I see you've had an ekg and, hopeful ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Strattera (atomoxetine): If cleared by cardiologist and monitored by your psychiatrist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Maybe?: Maybe, especially if the symptoms as you describe only arose since starting the straterra. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. In my ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month