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Will strattera (atomoxetine) cause liver damage over time? I've never had my liver checked i head problems with it when i was born.. Should i get my liver checked o
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Can i just stop taking strattera (atomoxetine)? I've only took it 2 times i've been taking it at night ido not like it already and my liver area has been burning
Ask doctor first: One should see the doctor enough times so the doctor knows what's happening with the symptoms and medicines, and also so the patient knows what to expect with the use of each medicine. The dr. Will want to know what were the symptoms to begin with, what drugs were tried already, what the plan was if strattera (atomoxetine) does not help, etc... Usually need more than 2 pills to see if strattera (atomoxetine) is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you recommend that individuals (8 year old boy) taking strattera (atomoxetine) have occasional blood tests to check liver functioning?
Generally not: Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause liver injury in some patients. Call your doctor right away if your child has the following signs of liver problems: itching, right upper belly pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, unexplained flu-like symptoms. Blood test unnecessary unless doctor suspects problem. ...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 (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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Strattera (atomoxetine) (amoxetine) is an approved medication treatment for childhood and adult adhd. In contrast to the variety of available stimulants (which are scheduled/controlled medications with habit forming potential), strattera (atomoxetine) is not a controlled substance nor does it have habit forming potential. Its onset of efficacy (for adhd) is delayed (weeks) as compared to stimulants (eg ritalin, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer