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There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in 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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does strattera (atomoxetine) help with ocd?

Does strattera (atomoxetine) help with ocd?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Helps focusing & impulsivity in ADHD, not anxiety of OCD. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) good for autism?

Is strattera (atomoxetine) good for autism?

Strattera (atomoxetine) ; autism: Many children with autism also have features of adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) can treat the attention and impulsivity features. ...Read more

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

Very different: Strattera (atomoxetine), (atomoxetine) a non-stimulant, works quite differently from ritalin. Ritalin works within minutes but wears off later that day; it can be taken or skipped day-to-day as needed. Strattera (atomoxetine) has to build up in the body and may take several weeks to have an effect; it must be taken daily. Ritalin works about 65% of the time; strattera, (atomoxetine) about 45%. When they work, though, benefits quite similar. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take theanine and strattera (atomoxetine)?

Is it safe to take theanine and strattera (atomoxetine)?

Why would you?: Theanine is the major Amino Acid found in green tea, and some use it hoping for relaxing & calming effects. There's not much evidence documenting its effectiveness, though. Some animal studies suggest theanine might decrease the effect of stimulants. Strattera (atomoxetine) isn't a stimulant like caffeine, but is given to increase focus and concentration. Please talk with your own doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) have same effect as adderall?

Does strattera (atomoxetine) have same effect as adderall?

Sort of, but no.: Both Adderall and strattera (atomoxetine) have been shown to be highly effective in treating signs and symptoms of adhd, but they are quite different medications working through different systems in the brain. Both improve attention, reduce distractivility, decrease hyperactivity, & diminish impulsivity. Ses are quite different, as is duration of action and speed of effect. Sometimes, they're used together. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would strattera (atomoxetine) make me lose weight?

Well: Strattera (atomoxetine) has weight loss and decreased appetite as potential side effects - but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will happen to you. ...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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Is strattera (atomoxetine) the same type of drug as adderall?

Is strattera (atomoxetine) the same type of drug as adderall?

Strattera (atomoxetine): No. It is a non-amphetamine, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, approved for use in adhd. ...Read more

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Can you take strattera (atomoxetine) or concerts while pregnant?

Can you take strattera (atomoxetine) or concerts while pregnant?

No -- Category C: Both strattera (atomoxetine) 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 more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) have the very same effects as adderall?

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

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Is it safe to mix strattera (atomoxetine) after i take 5-hour energy?

Is it safe to mix strattera (atomoxetine) after i take 5-hour energy?

No: With this combination, you could cause yourself increased anxiety, shakiness, tachycardia, increased bp, etc -- all the symptoms of having too much stimulation from the combination of norepinephrine and caffeine. The label of 5 hour energy doesn't say how much caffeine it contains. Please don't to that to yourself. ...Read more

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Will strattera (atomoxetine) make me lose weight? Please help me docs!

Will strattera (atomoxetine) make me lose weight? Please help me docs!

Strattera (atomoxetine): Strattera (atomoxetine) is not used for weight loss. It treats adhd and one part of adhd is impulsiveness. Often people who are on adhd meds will lose weight because the impulsive urge to eat more than needed is suppressed and they seem to have more "will power". The problem is that when the meds wear off the impulsiveness comes right back! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Strattera (atomoxetine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Strattera (atomoxetine) allergy?

Rare: A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Learn about common side effects here: http://www.rxlist.com/strattera-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Just started taking strattera, (atomoxetine) and I have sexual side effects?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Has been known to cause sexual side effects. Talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to drink kava kava while taking strattera (atomoxetine)?

Kava + Strattera (atomoxetine): Kava kava has stimulant property. Strattera (atomoxetine) also is a stimulant. There is no reason for the combination to be a problem. ...Read more

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My son dev tic(blinking) after taking Strattera (atomoxetine) 10mg/day.What can be done?

Stop it immediately!: First of all, I do hope you have stopped the Strattera (atomoxetine). Have you discussed this with the prescribing physician? This type of medication may not be a good idea for your son. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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Strattera (Definition)

Atomeoxetine is a medication to treat ...Read more