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Is it likely that insomnia due to Strattera (60mg) will subside after a time? I am taking Lunesta (eszopiclone) for sleep, but am still experiencing restlessness.

Is it likely that insomnia due to Strattera (60mg) will subside after a time? I am taking Lunesta (eszopiclone) for sleep, but am still experiencing restlessness.

This is a question: for a psychiatrist. Insomnia and agitation is a common side effect of a lot of meds, including Strattera. Lunesta (eszopiclone) probably masks some of that, but you need someone well-schooled in meds to figure this our. There are hundreds of possible causes of insomnia. Figure out which ones are yours. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) be an alternative to strattera? Strattera helped with anxiety, but caused bad headaches and insomnia. Would wellbutrin (bupropion) be better?

Can be used: Strattera is an adhd medication (not for anxiety). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used for the off label treatment of adhd although it is not a first line choice. I have seen a number of people use is successfully for adhd. I can't tell you if it will be a better choice for you. Discuss with your physician as it might be worth a trial. ...Read more

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What other alternatives would you recommend for strattera (atomoxetine)  as i'm suffering from sleepless nights and some minor stomach discomfort  during the day?

What other alternatives would you recommend for strattera (atomoxetine)  as i'm suffering from sleepless nights and some minor stomach discomfort  during the day?

Take it at night: Strattera (atomoxetine) is adhd medication can be taken at night and at times has sedation as side effect and might help with sleep at night. Minor stomach upset is common initial side effect and should go away in a week. There are other adhd medications if this is not working for you. Your physician or prescriber is in a better position to advise you. ...Read more

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I just started strattera (atomoxetine) 10 days ago for adult add. I take inAM. trouble sleeping the last 3 nights. related? Would changing time I take pill help?

I just started strattera (atomoxetine) 10 days ago for adult add. I take inAM. trouble sleeping the last 3 nights. related?  Would changing time I take pill help?

Prob not help: You are already taking Strattera (atomoxetine) in the am. Taking later in day would just prob increase your symptoms. The insomnia is a possible side effect from the med. Many times this will either disappear or decrease substantially over two weeks. If it does not decrease, you might speak with your provider about the dosage, as individuals metabolize meds differently and you may need to change the dose. ...Read more

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Straterra is causing insomnia if taken at night and dizziness and lethargy if taken during the day. Tried 25 and 40mg (1 week each). Do I wait it out?

Straterra is causing insomnia if taken at night and dizziness and lethargy if taken during the day. Tried 25 and 40mg (1 week each). Do I wait it out?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Dose may be too high. Without knowing details, you may want to go as low as 10 mg capsule, trying in the morning on a day you're home if any dizziness. Start low and go slow may be best way for you. If you had any dizziness prior to med, this needs to be checked. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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Does strattera (atomoxetine) calm you down?

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

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For how long does strattera (atomoxetine) last?

Depends: This can last longer than stimulants [up to 14 hrs] but it depends on the person, each individual metabolizes meds differently. ...Read more

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Why i get high when i take strattera (atomoxetine)?

Different: Different people react differently to different medications. Discuss your reaction with your physician to find appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on strattera (atomoxetine)?

Is it possible to overdose on strattera (atomoxetine)?

Yes- only take : Strattera (atomoxetine) as it was prescribed for you. An overdose of strattera (atomoxetine) can cause drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, dilated pupils, dry mouth, GI upset, rapid or irregular heart rhythm, increased blood pressure, hyperactivity, seizures, agitation, disorientation ; hallucinations. ...Read more

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Strattera (Definition)

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