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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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July 21, 2020 Read Time - 4 minutes

Can I Get a Strattera Prescription Online?

If you or your child struggles with ADHD, but you want to stay away from stimulant medications, Strattera may be the best option.

Can you order Strattera online? The short answer is yes, but you’ll need to get a prescription from a doctor first. You can meet with a PlushCare doctor online here, to see if Strattera is right for you and get a prescription sent to your local pharmacy.

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

Read on to learn more about Strattera and how to order it online, along with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Strattera.

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What Is Strattera?

Strattera is the brand name for atomoxetine, a non-stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s a norepinephrine (noradrenaline) reuptake inhibitor (NRI).

How Does Strattera Work?

Strattera affects how much norepinephrine is taken up by receptors in your brain. Doctors and scientists don’t really know how that treats symptoms of ADHD. The mechanism of action is thought to be similar to a close class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

Read: Strattera for ADHD

Strattera Dosage and Treatment

The dosage of Strattera will vary based on a patient’s age, size, and symptoms.

Typically, adults start on a dose of 40 mg taken once a day for at least three to four days. Then, the dosage usually increases to 80 mg, either taken once a day or split into two 40 mg doses.

After two to three weeks, patients may then be increased to a dosage of 100 mg per day. 

Always follow your prescribing doctors dosage instructions and check with them before changing your dose.

Benefits of Strattera

Strattera helps to reduce the symptoms of ADHD.

Read: ADHDs Effect on Learning

Side Effects of Strattera

Not everybody who takes Strattera will have side effects. Potential side effects range from mild and temporary to potentially serious (including affecting the growth of children).

Side effects of Strattera include:

  • Vomiting, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling tired
  • Urination problems
  • Increased sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Impotence, difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Liver problems
  • Heart problems
  • Psychosis
  • In women, increased menstrual cramps or missed periods

Considerations and Precautions of Strattera

Always tell your doctor about your medical history and any medications you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Especially be sure to mention if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • Heart problems
  • Adrenal problems
  • Bladder or prostate issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Family history of heart problems
  • Personal or family history of mood disorders

Let your doctor know if you are currently taking or have recently taken any of the following medications, as they can cause serious drug interactions with Strattera:

  • MAO inhibitor
  • Asthma medication
  • An antidepressant
  • Blood pressure medication
  • A cold or allergy medicine that contains a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine

Read: Get Atomoxetine Online

Can You Buy Strattera Online?

Federal law states that you must talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, including Strattera.

That means you can’t buy Strattera directly off a website and have it shipped to your door. However, you can have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor, who can send prescriptions for non-controlled medications to your local pharmacy. 

Read: How to Make the Most of Your Virtual Doctor Appointment

Online doctors cannot prescribe controlled medications like Adderall or Ritalin. You must see a doctor in person for prescriptions of controlled substances. 

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.


Can You Buy Adderall Online?

No, Adderall is a controlled substance. You must have an in-person doctor appointment to get a prescription for Adderall and other controlled substances. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Strattera

Does Strattera Work Immediately?

If not immediately, how quickly does Strattera work? It can take up to four to six weeks to fully feel the effects of Strattera. Once you’ve reached a clinically therapeutic dosage, each dose lasts about 24 hours. Non-stimulant ADHD treatments like Strattera don’t work as quickly as stimulant medication like Adderall and Ritalin. 

How Many Hours Does Strattera Last?

Once you have reached a clinically therapeutic dose of Strattera (in four to six weeks), each dose lasts around 24 hours. 

Do I Need a Prescription for Strattera?

Yes, you must have a prescription for Strattera. You can however, get a Strattera prescription online after consulting with a PlushCare doctor. If the doctor deems Strattera medically necessary, they will send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of you choice.

Can you buy Strattera online, no prescription necessary?

No, you must have a prescription to get Strattera. To buy Strattera online, you can have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor, who can then electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy. With PlushCare, you can schedule an appointment with one of our trusted doctors any time by clicking here or calling (888)798-0620. 

Does Strattera Make You Sleepy?

Drowsiness and sleepiness are potential side effects of Strattera, as is insomnia, which could also cause you to feel sleepy due to a lack of sleep. 

Can I Get ADHD Meds Online?

You can get non-stimulant ADHD medications like Strattera online after a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor. You can’t get stimulant ADHD medications like Adderall online; you must see a doctor in person for controlled medications like stimulant ADHD medications. 

What Does Strattera Make You Feel Like?

Everybody has a different experience with Strattera. According to user reviews, many people experience temporary side effects like dizziness or nausea that eventually go away. Some people reported increased anxiety, while others reported decreased anxiety. Some people experienced weight loss, while others experienced weight gain. In short, you really won’t know how Strattera will affect you until you try it. 

Does Strattera Improve Mood?

Strattera is not intended for use in treating mood disorders. With that being said, it does affect norepinephrine, which affects mood, so there is a potential for mood improvement. 

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PubMed. Atomoxetine Treatment for Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Outcomes on Parent-Rated Core Symptomatology. Accessed on July 9, 2020 at Common ADHD Medications & Treatments for Children. Accessed on January 27, 2021 at

PubMed. User Reviews for Strattera. Accessed on January 27, 2021 at

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