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.

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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...
Stimulant. Strattera (atomoxetine) by definition is a stimulant, which essentially speeds up, or stimulates the nervous system. OCD sufferers are typically medicated with anti-anxiety medications, which essentially slow down the nervous system. Therefore, I would say strattera (atomoxetine) is not likely used for OCD. Read more...

Does strattera (atomoxetine) help with ocd?

Strattera (atomoxetine) may be a. Good choice for a person with adhd, ocd and tics when unable to tolerate stimulant medications (gold standard tx of adhd). It does not specifically treat ocd but may be less likely to aggravate ocd or tics than stimulants. It may help anxiety and depression and reduce impact on ocd. However there are anecdotal reports of ocd aggravation by strattera (atomoxetine). Discuss with your prescriber. Best regards. Read more...

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?

Daytrana. It is a matter of trial and error to see if Daytrana will improve your son's ocd. Read more...
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...

Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression??

No since. it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches. Read more...

Might Strattera, (atomoxetine) combined with Prozac, help manage an anxiety disorder as well as ADHD?

Medication Effects. I understand your concern about anxiety. Prozac can cause anxiety. Strattera can cause insomnia, lack of libido and headache Abilify can cause agitation and restlessness Symptoms of ADHD can be due to Anxiety. Side effects due to 3 medications will affect relationships and work. Your Emotional Health is Precious! See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, benefits and side effects of medications and Therapy. Read more...

Is it safe to take diet pills, like hydroxy slim, when taking medication for your thyroid (levothyroxin 112mcg) and for anxiety (strattera (atomoxetine) 40mg)?

Diet pills. I would not recommend that, due to worsening of anxiety & effect on cardiovascular system & thyroid function. Read more...
No. No. Diet pills and supplements are not approved by the fda to be safe or effective. The supplements can have lots of side-effects. Also, you maybe want to consider the fact that in the long run, diets really don't work and life style changes are key. If you have anxiety, the diet stuff can make it worse. I've had folks test positive for methamphetamines from taking diet pills. I would avoid them. Read more...

How effective is clonodine for adult ADHD vs strattera (atomoxetine) or intuniv? Stimulants cause me bad anxiety. What's the best option that causes no drowsiness?

Clonidine may work. stimulants have a better success rate. However second line medications such as straterra may help with less appetite problems or insomnia. Intuniv is a long acting med. that is similar to clonidine. If you are trying one I would suggest intuniv. Side affects could be fatigue and lowering of blood pressure. Read more...