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My 10 yr old son has ADHD and recently developed ocd. He is on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine). Will the daytrana patch make his OCD worse. Strattera (atomoxetine) isnt working?

My 10 yr old son has ADHD and recently developed ocd. He is on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine).  Will the daytrana patch make his OCD worse. Strattera (atomoxetine) isnt working?

Possibly: Stimulant medications whether methylphenidate (daytrana, Ritalin, concerta) or amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse) can make anxiety worse. For some people, symptoms of ADHD are actually caused by anxiety.. Speak to your son's doctor about medications like Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Amantadine. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) be used for anxiety and ocd?

I haven't seen it: Used this way before. It is indicated for add/adhd. However, who knows? Maybe this is a new brilliant off -label use. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) be abused?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Not unheard of, due to sedation & effect on weight. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) cause increase pulse ?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Strattera (atomoxetine) side effects can include rapid heart rate (3%), palpitations (4%), irregular heartbeat ; increased blood pressure. In one study mean ^ in heart rate in adults was 5 beats/ min. In same study systolic mean blood pressure was 3 mm and diastolic mean ^ was 1 mm. ...Read more

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What are side effects of strattera (atomoxetine)?

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

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