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Strattera And Pregnancy
There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in pregnancy?
Possibly: Straterra is a class c drug which means it has shown to be a risk in animal studies (or no animal studies have been completed) but not enough information exists regarding human studies. It is best to not take certain medications during the 1st trimester. All medications should be reviewed with your OB physician - preferably before you are actually pregnant. Many other add meds are also class c. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No -- Category C: Both strattera and Concerta are rated as fda category c in pregnancy. This means adequate animal studies to determine safety in pregnancy have not been conducted, and there is not controlled data in human pregnancy either. So, neither of these medications is recommended in pregnancy unless the benefit clearly outweighs the risk. Please discuss with your psychiatrist and your OB physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't want to be on add med forever cause i want to have children will strattera make me less likely to have children isaw it messes up period cycle?
I am 35 ADHD adult on strattera want to get pregnant what other medications can I take instead can I stay on straterra
It can: No medication works all the time. Strattera 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can I start strattera at 100mg? I have a bottle that I had to stop from an accident and I want to start it again.
Why would you?: I presume that when you first started taking straterra, you didn't start at 100 mgs, right? I bet your dr. Started on a lower dose and then gradually increased the dose. He or she did that to decrease chances of side effects, i'm sure. As such, starting on 100 mgs (the strongest available dose) would seem like you would run the risk of developing side effects. Please discuss with dr, or find one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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