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About Strattera 

Strattera is considered a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, which functions by potentially improving concentration in patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Like any adrenergic uptake inhibitor, this medication can only be used for mental health disorders. It is unlikely to help with depression or anxiety disorders as it does not necessarily have an impact on serotonin levels in the brain. 

Some conditions that Strattera is known to treat include ADHD and other attention-related mental health conditions. Strattera is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including Atomoxetine. 

Strattera may be prescribed as a capsule. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Strattera, be sure to complete the full course of the ADHD medication unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor may not fully treat your ADHD.

Strattera uses

There is only one FDA-approved use for Strattera, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

    ADHD is a relatively common disorder that affects the neurodevelopmental health of the patient. This particular condition is most often diagnosed when the patient is still a child, but the symptoms may continue to remain present in adulthood. This is why the condition is often associated with children and adolescents. Individuals with ADHD often find that they have difficulty concentrating and focusing on something specific. Even though they may be able to pay attention, their focus is quickly drawn from one topic or element to another. The individual may also experience impulsive behaviors, where they perform certain actions before they can consider what these actions will lead to. In some individuals, ADHD can also lead to the individual being overly active. 

    The FDA has approved the use of Strattera among patients who express signs of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The approval of Strattera followed an analysis of clinical trials. These clinical trials focused on providing a better view of the efficacy that the medicine offers. The FDA also recognized Strattera as a treatment in adult patients. The medication may help to reduce the frequency of overactivity among these patients. It may also help the individual experience improvements in their ability to focus and pay attention. The use of this drug is approved for both adult and adolescent patients, but strict control over the dosage strength is highly advised by the FDA.

What are the pros and cons?

Strattera

Pros

  • 24-hour symptom relief

  • Does not have food interactions

  • Effective non-stimulant ADHD medication

  • Lower potential for misuse or addiction than other ADHD medications

Cons

  • Can take several weeks to notice full therapeutic effects

  • In rare cases, may increase risk of suicidal thoughts

  • Rare instances of liver injury reported

  • May increase blood pressure and heart rate

Strattera side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Strattera are typically mild to moderate. Most Strattera side effects are associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Strattera has some common side effects. They may include:


    Among female patients, it is also possible for Strattera to cause changes to the menstrual cycle. In this case, the patient may experience irregular or missed periods. Menstrual cramps may also feel somewhat worse while taking this medication. 

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • High blood pressure: There are some cases where the patient may experience increased blood pressure levels while using Strattera. A slight increase in blood pressure is not a primary concern for otherwise healthy individuals. However, if the drug causes a significant rise, it may lead to high blood pressure. This side-effect may not yield immediate symptoms but can have severe implications over a longer time span. 

    • Liver disease: There are also very rare cases where the patient experiences the development of severe liver injury. If Strattera affects the liver, it could potentially lead to fatal complications. Patients should ensure they have a thorough understanding of symptoms that may indicate liver disease while they use the medication. Some signs may include consistent nausea and vomiting. A loss of appetite and abdominal pain are also signs of liver disease. In cases where liver disease develops due to Strattera, the patient may also find that their eyes and skin start to turn a yellowish color. 

    • Heart attack: There have also been reports where people experienced a heart attack while they used Strattera. Stroke is another potential complication that is rare but can be extremely serious if it does occur. The patient should look for pain in the chest, left arm, and jaw. The pain may feel like it is radiating toward these parts. Sudden shortness of breath, problems speaking, the onset of confusion and weakness on a single side of the body are also signs of a heart attack

    • Prolonged erection: There have also been cases where male patients experienced a prolonged erection while taking Strattera. This refers to an erection that lasts for a period of longer than four hours in total. In these cases, immediate medication attention is vital, as the condition can cause permanent damage to the tissues that form part of the male genitals if treatment is not provided promptly. 


    There is also a risk of allergic reactions associated with using Strattera and its generic alternative. These allergic reactions have only been reported in very rare cases but can be severe. If a patient experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, they may experience trouble breathing, severe dizziness, and a rash on their skin. Their throat, face, and tongue may also feel itchy and swell up. Some may also complain about stomach pain. Serious cardiovascular events can occur if these adverse effects are not treated.

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these severe symptoms, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. There are cases where the medication is provided to young children older than six. Parents and caregivers must pay close attention to the child during these events. Young pages have had severe adverse reactions, including a higher risk of suicidal thoughts. This is why extra care is needed when using Strattera for children and adolescents. Careful assessment of the ADHD treatment plan can ensure suicidal thinking is observed early on in these pediatric patients.

How to take Strattera

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Strattera prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Strattera can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed once or twice a day. Some specific instructions may include taking the first dose as soon as you wake up. This can help the pill get to work and ensure you can focus properly when you get to work (or when your kid goes to school).

If you are prescribed a second dose of the medication, it is essential to take it in the afternoon but not too late at night. Taking Strattera too close to bedtime will likely lead to insomnia. 

What to avoid while taking Strattera

Strattera may cause drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

It is essential to avoid MAO inhibitors when taking Strattera. Drug interactions between Strattera and MAO inhibitors can sometimes lead to fatal complications. 

Some examples of MAO inhibitors include:

  • Methylene blue

  • Selegiline

  • Isocarboxazid

  • Metaxalone

  • Moclobemide

  • Phenelzine

  • Rasagiline

  • Linezolid

  • Procarbazine

If a patient has taken an MAO inhibitor, waiting at least two weeks before using Strattera is essential. This includes children and adolescents who first treated ADHD with another drug therapy.

It is also important to understand that certain dietary supplements may have an impact on blood pressure levels or cause an increase in the patient’s heart rate. In these cases, speaking with your doctor before using Strattera is best. This medication can have an impact on both heart rate and blood pressure. The effects can become more serious when supplements cause similar side effects. Thus, these are also possible drug interactions to keep in mind.

Both pediatric and adult patients should be closely monitored during the earlier stages of treatment.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Strattera.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may result in certain mental complications due to the depressive nature of the substance. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it less effective at helping you pay attention and to reduce fidgeting. Additionally, some research suggests that combining alcohol and Strattera can significantly increase the risk of side effects caused by ADHD medication. 

Medication alternatives to Strattera

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor or an ADHD medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Non-responsive to Strattera

    There may be some cases where Strattera is not as effective at treating ADHD as the healthcare provider expects. This might be because Strattera is a non-stimulant drug that treats attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In these cases, the doctor may rather turn to stimulant drugs to assist in the treatment of the condition:

    Adderall is a common example of a stimulant drug that may help with ADHD symptoms. 

Strattera prescription FAQs

  • How much does Strattera cost?

    Strattera is a medication that healthcare providers can prescribe for adults, adolescents, and kids. The medication is sometimes used in kids over the age of six years. With this said, several different strength options are available when looking at this drug. The prescription strength of Strattera will have a significant impact on the overall cost.

    In addition to the strength, note that the brand name Strattera is more expensive than the generic version of the drug, known as Atomoxetine. You should keep in mind that the pharmacy you use to get your prescription also matters. You can make a few calls to pharmacies in your area to better understand price differences. 

  • How can I refill my Strattera prescription?

    You need a recurrent prescription to refill your Strattera prescription every month. There are two main options that you can consider here. An online prescription service can help to ensure you get your refill delivered to your door. If not, you can visit your preferred pharmacy to pick up your prescription once a month. 

  • What should I avoid while taking Strattera?

    It is essential to avoid taking Strattera with other medications that are meant to treat ADHD. You should also be careful about combining Strattera with antidepressant medications, as they may have similar effects on your brain. 

  • What to expect when you first start taking Strattera?

    It may take a while before you start noticing the effects of Strattera. This is a medication that doctors usually prescribe over a long period of time as it helps to improve certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Thus, you might not notice any differences when you first take Strattera. Some people may, however, notice some of the side effects associated with the medicine. 

  • How long after taking Strattera does it kick in?

    Strattera can take a while before you notice its full benefits. Some people start to notice improvements in their ability to pay attention within the first week. For others, it may take up to four weeks to see a significant difference in concentration and focus. 

  • Who should not take Strattera?

    Do not take Strattera if you are allergic to any ingredients the manufacturer uses for the medication. Avoiding this medication if you have narrow-angle glaucoma that is not treated is also important.  The medicine may also not be appropriate for people with bipolar disorder. Different treatment options may suit bipolar disorder, even in children and adolescents. It is also a good idea to avoid the drug if you use dietary supplements or have recurring problems with your blood pressure levels.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Strattera?

    If you have a missed dose of Strattera, please take it when you remember. If it is within a few hours of your next dose, you can take Strattera, but please don't try to make up for the missed dose. This is because Strattera is something you should generally only take during the day. If you take it too late, then it will cause problems with your ability to sleep well at night. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. 

  • What happens if I take too much Strattera?

    Too many active chemicals in your bloodstream can result in dangerous side effects. You may experience a severe headache and a very fast heartbeat if you take too much of this medication. Call the emergency department immediately if you have taken too much Strattera, as they can provide you with treatment before serious complications develop. If the symptoms are mild, calling a poison control center is still important. This can help ADHD patients understand any specific actions they should take.

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