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Does strattera (atomoxetine) work?

Does strattera (atomoxetine) work?

It can: No medication works all the time. Strattera (atomoxetine) was the first fda-endorsed non-stimulant for adhd. Its benefits are quite similar to those for stimulants; but, it works about for about 40-45% of patients, rather than 65% or more for stimulants. Also, unlike stimulants, it does not work nearly as fast: can take 4-6 weeks or more of daily use before benefits appear--but provides 24 coverage. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) work well for adhd?

Can strattera (atomoxetine) work well for adhd?

Dr Ramsey presented: Some excellent information. Luckily my adult patients have had a better success rate then what was described as the norm. The adults I have treated found it easily tolerated ; experienced significant improvement in sxs. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and strattera together do they work?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and strattera together do they work?

Yes: Each medicine must be adjusted to optimal dose (the highest tolerated dose that is reasonable & effective). If one med helps but does not resolve symptoms then adding another may achieve better response. Sometimes a med helps but causes side effects at higher dose & adding a second med may achieve desired response with less adverse effect at lower doses of each medicine. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed strattera (atomoxetine) it works but I'm tired all the time.

Take at night?: I guess your choices are to lower your dose or start taking it at bedtime. Often times, patients get used to the side effects over time. So, if you haven't taken it very long, you may want to just try giving it a little more time. You should discuss the situation with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What to do if strattera (atomoxetine) doesn't seem work on a child of 8 years old suffering from add?

What to do if strattera (atomoxetine) doesn't seem work on a child of 8 years old suffering from add?

Other alternatives: Talk to you child psychiatrist or pediatrician to review other alternatives. With the non stimulants, there is Guanfacine (tenex (guanfacine) or intuniv) or clonidine. There are a range of stimulant options as well. ...Read more

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So, I already have focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) but would strattera or Adderall work better?

So, I already have focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) but would strattera or Adderall work better?

Good Question: The answer is: maybe, maybe not. If you are receiving good benefit from focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) then there is no particular reason to change. If you aren't, or if you are having problems with side effects, then it is reasonable to explore other options. As a rule, physicians usually like to stick with a medicine if it is being helpful and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Is there a strong diff between strattera (atomoxetine) and stimulants, can it work as equally well?

Is there a strong diff between strattera (atomoxetine) and stimulants, can it work as equally well?

A difference? Sure: This is my opinion (others will disagree) - all drugs have a big element of expectancy working for them. It's not a con, it's not making a fool of anyone, it's part of how our body works. So, it can work. For some, not as well, for some about the same, for some better. From a reliable source w/ standards give it a try and decide. Work with a doctor, get help to wean, switch and evaluate. Not a diy. ...Read more

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Hello. Thank you for your consultation earlier. I have taken both welbutrion and strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD in the past and did not work. Is there any other m?

Hello. Thank you for your consultation earlier. I have taken both welbutrion and strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD in the past and did not work. Is there any other m?

It depends on: How long meds are taken, evaluation for the proper diagnosis, and the doses of the meds. Sometimes meds can require time for them to elicit an effect. Without knowing more about you, your history, it’s hard to say. There are alternatives to these meds, but you’d need a careful eval to see what your specific needs are to help you. Please seek an eval with a psychiatrist, and good luck! ...Read more

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How do I open up convo with parents about trying add meds again? Took strattera (atomoxetine) a while back didn't work, but think something else will help me

How do I open up convo with parents about trying add meds again? Took strattera (atomoxetine) a while back didn't work, but think something else will help me

Anxiety: Thank you for informing about Anxiety, Easily distracted, and Poor concentration.
Stresses in life with parents, other relationships can cause above symptoms.
Strattera “didnt work” is likely because it is not an Anxiety Medication.
Tell your parents that you would like to have Happy Parent-Daughter Relationship, then tell them about your Stress, Anxiety, and need for relief from these symptoms ...Read more

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I spoke with my doctor. She wanted me off strattera (atomoxetine) right away and said that it wasn't the right medicine for me. So she put me on lexpro for anxitey. Did she do the right thing?

I spoke with my doctor. She wanted me off strattera (atomoxetine) right away and said that it wasn't the right medicine for me. So she put me on lexpro for anxitey. Did she do the right thing?

Strattera vs Lexapro (escitalopram): Strattera does not have anti-anxiety activity, but Lexapro (escitalopram) does. You do not indicate whether anxiety is a problem for you, but it sounds like your doctor is trying to take good care of you. ...Read more

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I am 44 w/adult adhd, I have tried Strattera and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & neither seemed to work for me. What would u suggest I try next?

I am 44 w/adult adhd, I have tried Strattera and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & neither seemed to work for me. What would u suggest I try next?

Ritalin/Concerta: ADHD meds fall into two categories, stimulants and non-stimulants. Strattera is an example of a non-stimulant. Within the stimulant category there are Adderall type meds and Ritalin type meds. Sometimes one type of stimulant works much better for someone than a different type. Vyvanse is an Adderall type medication. My next recommendation would be something like Ritalin LA or Concerta. ...Read more

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Why isn't there more research going into developing non-addictive ADHD meds for adults? Strattera (atomoxetine) doesn't seem to work for many people.

Have effective meds: There are already medications that are not addictive, such as Provigil, nuvigil, Amantadine. Even the stimulants such as methylphenidate such as EitLin and Concerta as well as amphetamines such as Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are not addictive when prescribed for ADHD and a pAtient follows doctors instructions with regular monitoring. It is when not taken as prescribed or without monitoring addictive. ...Read more

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How long does Strattera (atomoxetine) take to generally work? Been on 18mg one week. Feel dizzy and anxious, but focus is a bit better. Sexual side effects too.

How long does Strattera (atomoxetine) take to generally work? Been on 18mg one week. Feel dizzy and anxious, but focus is a bit better. Sexual side effects too.

Hang in there: When starting new medications for ADD/ADHD, side effects can be what you notice first. Most of the time they go away in 2-3 weeks after brain adjusts to the new medication. Unless side effects are severe, I don't change med or dose until after that point. Hang in there a little bit longer, especially since you are seeing some benefits. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Yes/no: Strattera (atomoxetine) does change how the brain works-it alters neurochemicals to help the part of the brain responsible for attention/focus work better. There are no reports of it causing brain cancer. ...Read more

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Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Yes, ok, yes, no: A family dr can (if he considers it appropriate for you) write strattera (atomoxetine) (a good med for adhd, with few and not common side effects) or refer you to a psychiatrist if he feels like it. Get treatment if you have adhd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son got a tic with his first attempt at using a stimulant for ADHD. He is now on Intuniv, but not working too well. Would strattera (atomoxetine) work better?

My son got a tic with his first attempt at using a stimulant for ADHD. He is now on Intuniv, but not working too well. Would strattera (atomoxetine) work better?

Maybe. Tics may be: Unmasked by one stimulant, but not the the other. Guanfacine, active ingredient of Intuniv, treats tics. If your son's ADHD symptoms need to be reduced in a few days, not a few weeks, his MD can add low dose amphetamine if s/he tried methylphenidate, or vice-versa, then titrate it weekly in small increments. If s/he does so, Intuniv dose should stay the same during stimulant titration. ...Read more

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I have ADHD as well as severe anxiety problems. I take Xanax (alprazolam) as needed for anxiety. In 3rd grade took strattera-didn't work. Should I get prescription for adhd?

I have ADHD as well as severe anxiety problems. I take Xanax (alprazolam) as needed for anxiety. In 3rd grade took strattera-didn't work. Should I get prescription for adhd?

Medical evaluation: Severe anxiety in a teenage female first benefitted by a general medical evaluation and blood tests. Care must be taken to rule out mitral valve prolapse which is highly associated with panic attacks, & one manifestation of this is a systolic murmur. This condition seems to be more frequent in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See the brighton criteria for jhs. Valerian root herb? ...Read more

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Would Strattera work for my ADHD? Effexor (venlafaxine) made my anxiety worse. Also have MDD and GAD. Taking Ritalin and Zoloft. Ritalin causing GAD to b worse

Would Strattera work for my ADHD? Effexor (venlafaxine) made my anxiety worse. Also have MDD and GAD. Taking Ritalin and Zoloft. Ritalin causing GAD to b worse

Possibly: Strattera (atomoxetine)'s mode of action is like that of the tricyclic antidepressants. As a result it might have a positive effect on anxiety. It might make your inattentiveness better, especially if the anxiety is contributing.

Speak to your doctor about Strattera (atomoxetine) and stopping Ritalin if it is making your anxiety symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: strattera (atomoxetine)?

See below: Strattera (atomoxetine) (amoxetine) is an approved medication treatment for childhood and adult adhd. In contrast to the variety of available stimulants (which are scheduled/controlled medications with habit forming potential), strattera (atomoxetine) is not a controlled substance nor does it have habit forming potential. Its onset of efficacy (for adhd) is delayed (weeks) as compared to stimulants (eg ritalin, etc). ...Read more

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What should I do if I overdosed on strattera (atomoxetine)?

What should I do if I overdosed on strattera (atomoxetine)?

Overdose: For a significant strattera (atomoxetine) overdose call 911 so you can be transported to the nearest emergency room. Possible tx options include gastric lavage, intravenous fluids ; monitoring pulmonary and cardiac function. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) be abused?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Not unheard of, due to sedation & effect on weight. ...Read more

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What could happen if you drink while on strattera (atomoxetine)?

I was unable to: Find any specific drug interactions between alcohol ; strattera (atomoxetine) using a drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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Is it ok that I skipped a period on strattera (atomoxetine)?

Is it ok that I skipped a period on strattera (atomoxetine)?

Not harmful, but...: Atomoxetine is not a stimulant & does not work instantly. It can take several weeks at the correct dose before one notices benefit, and that benefit will diminish and eventually disappear if you are off long enough. Generally, barring unacceptable side effects, this medication is prescribed daily, even over the summer and definitely over school holidays. But, it's not dangerous to miss a dose. ...Read more

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Strattera (adhd med) has anticholinergic effects. But its not listed as an anticholinergic? Why?

Strattera (adhd med) has anticholinergic effects. But its not listed as an anticholinergic? Why?

Here are some...: Have you had dry mouth or constipation after its use? If so, stop its use and bring these to your prescribing doc's attention if unbearable. But, in life reality, behind what we know always still hides something we do know. To help understand lief reality, go to peruse articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Contact me PRN. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) calm you down?

Possibly: Straterra is typically used in adhd. In that regard it can help with focusing. But it is not typically used just to 'calm your nerves.'. ...Read more