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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer is a contributing health writer who has been researching and writing health content with PlushCare for 3 years. She is passionate about bringing accessible healthcare and mental health services to people everywhere.

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August 28, 2020 Read Time - 4 minutes

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Get an Atomoxetine Prescription Online

If you or your child are struggling with ADHD, you might be interested in trying atomoxetine. Getting to the doctor can be a hassle though, and you may be wondering, is it possible to get an atomoxetine prescription online? 

The short answer is yes! Let’s get into more detail.

Can You Buy an Atomoxetine Prescription Online?

While you can’t just buy atomoxetine off a website and have it shipped to your door, you can have an online doctor appointment to get a prescription.

If the doctor thinks atomoxetine is right for you or your child, they can electronically send a prescription for it to your local pharmacy. You may be able to pick it up as soon as the same day. 

To make the most of your online doctor appointment read more about atomoxetine below.

Please note that online doctors cannot prescribe controlled substances like Adderall or Ritalin. 

What Is Atomoxetine?

Atomoxetine is the generic name for Strattera, a non-stimulant medication to treat ADHD


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How Does Atomoxetine Work?

Atomoxetine helps increase levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which is a natural substance needed for controlling behavior. 

Atomoxetine Dosage and Treatment

The dosage of atomoxetine will vary depending on the patient’s age and size.

Generally, adults will start on a dose of 40 mg once per day. After three days, the dosage is increased to 40 mg twice per day or 80 mg once per day.

The dose can be increased to a total of 100 mg per day if necessary. 

Always follow the prescribing doctor’s dosage and medication administration instructions.

Benefits of Atomoxetine

Atomoxetine is used for ADHD treatment. The benefits of atomoxetine include an increased ability to:

  • Stop fidgeting
  • Stay focused
  • Concentrate
  • Pay attention

What Are the Side Effects of Atomoxetine?

Side effects of atomoxetine may range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Gas
  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Unusual dreams
  • Irregular or painful periods
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Liver damage
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Some people (especially children and teenagers) who take atomoxetine for ADHD may experience worsening of their condition, other mental health or mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts or attempts.

It is crucial to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication.

Considerations and Precautions of Atomoxetine

Atomoxetine, while generally safe, isn’t right for everybody. Always tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have before taking atomoxetine, especially:

  • Prostate or bladder problems
  • A certain adrenal problem (pheochromocytoma)
  • Liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke
  • Personal or family history of mental or mood disorders (like depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or suicidal thoughts)

Also, be sure to tell your doctor about any medications you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications. Especially be sure to mention if you use:

  • Albuterol syrup or tablets (Ventolin, Proventil)
  • Amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone)
  • Ritonavir (Norvir)
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Metaproterenol syrup or tablets
  • Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine in cold medications)
  • Methadone (Dolophine)
  • Nefazodone
  • Quinidine
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Medications for high blood pressure

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Prescription for Atomoxetine?

Yes, you must speak to a doctor and get a prescription for atomoxetine. It is not available over the counter. You can get a prescription from a top online doctor here at PlushCare, just click here to book.

Is Atomoxetine a Stimulant?

No, atomoxetine is a non-stimulant ADHD medication. 

Is Atomoxetine the Same as Adderall?

No. While Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat ADHD, atomoxetine is a non-stimulant ADHD treatment. Note, online doctors cannot prescribe controlled substances such as Adderall and Ritalin.

Does Atomoxetine Help Anxiety?

When used to treat ADHD, atomoxetine may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety. Take our anxiety quiz here.

How Does Atomoxetine Make You Feel?

Everybody has a different experience with atomoxetine. Some people report feeling tired while others report insomnia. While some people had excellent symptom improvement with few side effects, some people experienced many side effects with little relief from their symptoms. You really won’t know how it will work for you until you try it. When working correctly atomoxetine should make you feel more focused.

How Does Atomoxetine Work on the Brain?

Atomoxetine helps to restore the balance of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter. This improved balance helps reduce symptoms of ADHD. It’s important to note that it takes a few weeks for this balance to happen, so you won’t see same-day symptom improvement like you may with a stimulant ADHD treatment. 

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Buy Atomoxetine Online

Are you ready to order atomoxetine online? To buy atomoxetine (Strattera) online, you must have a doctor’s appointment. Fortunately, you can have a video or phone appointment and save yourself the hassle of a trip to the doctor’s office. 

With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment as soon as the same day. You’ll tell the doctor about your (or your child’s) symptoms, medical history, and any medications you take. If the doctor thinks that atomoxetine is the right medication, they can electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy. 

To get started, simply click here or call (888)798-0620 to schedule an appointment. Relief from ADHD symptoms could be right around the corner. 

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Sources:

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MedlinePlus. Atomoxetine. Accessed on August 22, 2020 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603013.html

PubMed. Anxiety reduction on atomoxetine and methylphenidate medication in children with ADHD. Accessed on August 22, 2020 at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26579704/

NAMI. Strattera. Accessed on February 10, 2021 at https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Mental-Health-Medications/Types-of-Medication/Atomoxetine-(Strattera)

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