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Long Term Effects Of Strattera
What are the long term effects or risks of Strattera in healthy children and adults? I'm 28 and on Strattera for ADD. My 6 yr old is starting it soon.
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 more
Not a stimulant: Strattera (atomoxetine) 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 more
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
I'm having nausea with Strattera 100mg. I start from once to twice a day. I'm on Ritalin 40-60 mg per day too. How long it will take nausea to go away?
Possible dose effect: With the Ritalin and Strattera at those doses, you are taking a fair amount of medication. The nausea may be a result of the fact that you are on high doses of both medications. I would talk to your doctor about how to reduce one or both of the doses of those medications to see whether that helps with the nausea. ...Read more
How long can a fatty liver stay, I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome, does strattera (atomoxetine) 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, (atomoxetine) causing acquired long qt syndrome in a healthy person with no family history of heart problems?
How does strattera (atomoxetine) 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 more
Abilify/Strattera: As prescribed, can be synergistic.Get a more detailed answer ›
See Below: Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause sedation. In addition, some people will have headaches, stomach complaints, and nausea. There may also be increased moodiness. In addition, some people have had changes in the heart rhythm, so some physicians will want to get occasional ekgs, especially with people who have histories of cardiac problems for themselves or in their families. ...Read more
Likely will: Strattera (atomoxetine) 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
Different system: Strattera (atomoxetine) is an antidepressant working mostly by increasing norepinephrine activity, while stimulants work (we think) through dopamine. When it works (40-45% of time vs 65% for stimulants), benefits are comparable, but side effects are quite different. Also, it must be taken daily and takes time to begin having an effect; but the effect then last all day. Sometimes, it is used with a stimulant. ...Read more
Strattera (atomoxetine): Has been known to cause sexual side effects. Talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. ...Read more
Consult prescriber: Sertraline (zoloft) may increase blood levels & effects of atomoxetine (strattera). This can increase side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. ...Read more
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
Common side effects:
More common Strattera (atomoxetine) side effects:
Acid/ sour stomach
bleeding between periods-increase bleeding during periods
change in pattern of monthly periods
decrease in the frequency of urination & amount.
decreased interest in sexual intercourse
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
dizziness ...Read more
I'm on day 3 of strattera (atomoxetine) and it helps my inattentive ADHD but the side effects are pretty annoying. What can I do?
Help for side effect:
You do not list your side effects, but here goes. Fatigue - change the dose to an hour before bedtime upset stomach - take after eating.
Headaches and insomnia man remit after a few days. If they persist, changing medication would be my suggestion.
If there are other side effects, ask again and list them, I will try to help. ...Read more
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?
My neurologist just gave me strattera and I'm with Buspar (buspirone) with my psychiatrist. Should I worry about side effects?
No: There are no known interactions between these 2 medications. Each of them do have their own potential side effects, but are generally tolerated well. As always make sure all of your doctors know all the medications you are taking. ...Read more
I was told to take strattera (atomoxetine) in the morning & ritalin if I need it. Side effects should I expect? Told I would only have worry about stomach aches.
No interactions but: I checked both www. Epocrates. Com & www. Drugs. Com & found no mention of drug-drug interaction between these two medications. However, they each have their individual side effect profiles which you need to discuss w/your prescribing doc. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/strattera.Html & http://www. Drugs. Com/ritalin. Html so that you can be prepared to chat w/your doc. ...Read more
Would pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and strattera be an effective combo for major depressive disorder and adult adhd? Stimulants have helped but too many side effects.
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) Strattera: Depression can cause long term fatigue, lack of energy at times difficult to improve till a stimulant is added. Strattera (atomoxetine) is a weak stimulant but can help improve energy, if not Ritalin or Adderall can be added, if the patient does not have a cardiac problem. ...Read more
3rd day of strattera (atomoxetine) 40mg. Have noticed improved concentration but experiencing daytime sleepiness and lack of motivation. Will side effects subside?
Are these....: ...Side effects to the strattera (atomoxetine) or what you were experiencing before you even started it? What were your directions? Are you supposed to keep on increasing your dose or stay on the 40? If the daytime drowsiness is from the strattera (atomoxetine), you can take it in the evening or at bedtime. See if that allows you to give it more of a chance or to increase the dose. It can take time for strattera (atomoxetine) to work. ...Read more
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
Different: Different people react differently to different medications. Discuss your reaction with your physician to find appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more