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Long Term Effects Of Strattera
Weeks: The answer is a bit vague, because patients often start deliberately on lower-than-needed dosages to minimize side effects. The "clock starts ticking" when you get to a therapeutic dose, which can vary from person to person but usually is in the range of 1.2-1.4 mg/kg/day. Then, it can take 2-4 weeks to start showing benefit, with continued enhanced benefits potentially up to 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a stimulant: Strattera definitely not fast acting, often taking several weeks to affects adhd symptoms. It must be taken daily, and the dose may need to be raised slowly to minimize se. However, when it does work, it provides 24-hour coverage of adhd symptoms and benefits can continue to build for 6 weeks or longer. Sadly, it does not work as often as stimulants; but, when it does, it can be a real boon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does Strattera 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a fatty liver stay , I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome , does strattera and zyprexa have any effect on fatty liver ?
Fatty liver: Although fatty liver itself doesn't usually cause liver failure down the road, they can develop into other syndromes which can, if not followed closely. Both of the medications that you mentioned can have some associated liver issues. If you are on them, you may have to have blood tests drawn periodically to follow your liver function. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
What are the chances of medications, like strattera, causing acquired long qt syndrome in a healthy person with no family history of heart problems?
How does strattera calm you down exactly? And why is it decreasing my appetite? I know these are its effects, but i want to know why and how ?
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 from they hyperactivity of adhd. One of the common side-effects is loss of appetite, dizziness , insomnia among others. They also caution about suicidal thoughts. See your pcp/psychiatrist if it is dose related. ...Read more
Various: Chest pain, shortness of breath, fast or uneven heartbeats feeling like you might pass out unusual thoughts or behavior, aggression, hallucinations, nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice, increased blood pressure, headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely will: Strattera is not a stimulant but in the class of antidepressants. It needs to be taken daily and takes time to build up both blood concentrations and effects. Inititally, side effects such as nausea or daytime drowsiness by worsen, especially if dose is being increased. Some se well may carry over to next day. Usually, over time, se diminish and often disappear, though. ...Read more
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