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Strattera

Strattera is the brand name of the atomoxetine drug sold in the United States. It is a medication used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can improve concentration, emotional control and attention span.

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Are there interaction problems with Strattera Adderall Risperdal Lexapro and Depakote?

Interaction Problems One of the main side effects from mixing certain drugs appears to be an increase in anger issues. Read on for more information: My 5 1/2 yr. old son begins Strattera (10 mg. going to 20mg. after one week, depending) tomorrow. He is curently on Valproic Acid (Depacote) for a seizure disorder named Lennox-Gastaut. His neurologist suggested that if the Strattera turns out to be ineffective that Adderal is next. Because of his seizure disorder we have addressed his: 1. Seizures w/Valproic 2....
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What are the side effects of Strattera if you do not have ADHD?

Side Effects of Strattera if no ADHD Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: May cause: -too much pooping -tingling feeling in your big toes -ichyness -swelling in the nose -blisters -lip disease very serious ...
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Does Strattera cause headaches in adults?

Headache is listed as one of the side effects of Strattera for adults, but it is much less common in adults than in children. In adults, it is listed as "sinus headache." So, it can cause headaches in adults, but it is not one of the primary side effects. ...
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Can Straterra cause a rash?

My son has been off Straterra for 1 week. His rash is subsiding ever so slowly. The spots that he scratched are infected, but I am putting a cream(antibiotic) on them. I may try epsom salt compresses or put him in a pool or hot tub and let the chlorine/bromine help to dry them up. No more Straterra for him. He is a happier kid now and he eats and sleeps better! IMHO the Straterra was a major factor with the...
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Does Strattera cause mood swings?

Strattera and Mood Swings Strattera does cause mood swings. I am 28 yrs old and been on Strattera for 2 weeks. I've noticed that my behavior has been totally inappropriate in the last two weeks that I've been taking Strattera. I am much more sensitive to emotions such as anger, irritability, and have negative thoughts as I analyze everything. As I'm currently planning a wedding in a few months my stress level would be generally higher; the Strattera in my system is...
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Can atomoxetine help people with Asperger's Syndrome?

Strattera, also known as atomoxetine, is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor used for treating attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). It is one medication that can be given to people with ADHD (who might also have Asperger's Syndrome). It can help them stay focused and decrease impulsiveness, which means it might also help with anger management issues. However, possible side effects include suicidal thoughts, loss of appetite, aggression, and others. It is thought that it might be useful in treating some symptoms found in people with...
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Can Strattera cause lethargy?

Caroline, I have been doing a lot of research on Strattera in consideration of putting our 13-year-old son on it. In my research I found that many people found the medication to be more affective when it was given in the evening after dinner, or after bedtime snack. This would help the child sleep during the time they are usually lethargic, and by the time they wake up, they are in a good mood and ready for the day. I was diagnosed...
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Can Strattera cause sexual side effects in adults?

The official literature (from Eli Lilly, FDA, et al) only lists negative side effects, saying about 1% have decreased libido, plus 2% of men have performance problems. Then there are anecdotes of people who avoided sex due to urinary discomfort. On the other hand, many people attest to increased libido and/or performance on Strattera. However, some of that might be because their illness was under control and they felt better about their lives, rather than any direct pharmacological effect. Final answer: it's a...
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Is Straterra effective for adults?

Yes, Straterra can be effective for adults. Not all patients react the same to this or any medication however, so results will vary among patients. Appropriate management by a physician who knows your personal medical history will be important for optimal results. ...
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What can happen if you snort Strattera?

Your nose will burn like hell, like, seriously, worst pill to snort burnwise. But you might get a little bit of a rush, idk. I just snorted an 80mg cap and im just starting to feel it ...
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Can Straterra cause a sleep problem?

According to Eli Lilly's Strattera Web site, "problems sleeping" are a common side effect. I have found it really hard to fall asleep no matter when I take it. I have tried everything from eating and taking it at different times, nothing helps i am fairly new to all the meds, but have recently been dealing w/ my step-son taking Straterra. He is only 12 and it seems to make him want to sleep constantly. But i dont believe that it is...
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Has anyone tried Welbutrin and Strattera for an ADHD child?

I was an ADHD child mom tried everything to calm me down the worse it got the more depressed I got. one day I guess it was a cry for help or i am lucky that i didn't know what I was doing i tried to slice my wrist. that got me put in the hospital. after weeks of evaluations they put me on welbutrin and it helped i went from cs and d's to a's and b's. I did...
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Does Stratterra cause weight loss?

I have been on Strattera for almost a year, while it did not do a whole lot my my add, it did cause me to loose over 70 pounds, size 14 to a size 4. I just stopped and tried Vyvanse, it worked great for 2 days, but a night my hunger was uncontrollable, going to continue with the Strattera. I am taking 100mg. ...
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Is it OK to drink alcohol while taking Stratterra?

My Psychiatrist said that outside of giddiness there is no real worry. Personally, I fear liver side effects b/c I drink a lot. But my doctor has said that it should not be a problem. I was diagnosed with Adult ADD a year ago. I am 32, female, and have been a regular drinker (5 - 7 times a week since I was 20) and a hard one for a small person. I started taking 100 mgs of Stratterra 3 months...
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What are the withdrawal symptoms of Strattera?

This question could have been answered simply by doing a little online research. STRATTERA Withdrawal Symptoms May Include: aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision , brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathasia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear...
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Does hydrocodone make you sleepy?

All narcotics have central nervous system effects, which is in part responsible for their mode of action. It will effect people differently but yes it can make you feel drowsy or tired. Like all medication take precautions when taking them and make sure to follow the proper dosage and read all the warnings on the lable. If you ever have questions about the medications make sure to ask the pharmacist when getting them filled. ...
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How long can the sexual side effects of Strattera last?

I have been on Strattera for 5 months and I still have not gotten back to normal sexually. i have been on strattera for 8 months and i still have no sexual desire that i used to have. it sucks! I'm a 19 female in college, this is not okay but i need the strattera. I wouldn't know anything about the side effects of Strattera, but I would recommend to everyone out here taking it that adderall is a much better med...
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Can a Strattera capsule be opened and sprinkled in food?

I have done extensive research & networking to try to find another way for my 7 year old son to take Strattera. He simply could not learn how to swallow the pill. Yes, Eli Lilly says not to open the capsule. According to 2 compounding pharmacists I spoke with, this is because 1) it is very very bitter tasting (I tasted it; it is) and 2) it may cause irritation of the throat, esophagus, stomach, etc. and lead to nausea/throwing up....
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Should Straterra be taken in the morning mid-day or both?

If you are currently taking Straterra twice daily, as I am, you may need to try different times during the day. After I experimented, I found that I enjoy longer uninterrupted sleep if I take one dose at bedtime or a couple of hours before and take one dose in the morning. I tried taking a dose mid day and it would keep me focused longer, but I did not get the sleep results I desired and a good night's sleep...
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Does Strattera cause headaches in children?

Wow, give Strattera a chance. My son also had really bad headaches, but after a while, maybe a week or so, he got over the headaches. I always gave it to him right before bed because I had also heard that it can cause nausea. Also, it is very important that you give Strattera the FULL amount of time to work. If you want an instant cure to ADD, this is NOT the drug. It takes 2 - 4 weeks to...
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Can you take Strattera with over-the-counter medication?

Atomoxetine (Strattera) should not be mixed with other SNRI (Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) medications. It should also not be combined SSRI's such as Fluoextine. You should not take Straterra with medications such as Albuterol before contacting your Primary care physician as the combination of Atomoxetine can increase heart rates (fibrillation) and blood pressure. However, Strattera can be taken with over-the-counter medication that has no effect on heart rate or blood pressure. You should avoid decongestant or some natural products without the approbation of your doctor. ...
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Will Strattera increase a user's tics?

My son's tics were for the most part in remission when he started Strattera three months ago. But he just recently started a new tic, eye blinking, and it's terrible. According to our neurologist, he preferred Straterra over the stimulents for ADD because it is NOT supposed to cause tics! Interesting! I am a physician and in my research I have come across a possibility of SLIGHT worsening of tics. the one case I saw, was only transient, and everything evened out without...
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Is it OK to mix Strattera Adderall and Prozac?

I currently take 80mg straterra, 70mg vyvanse (a speed-derived drug like adderall), and 10mg lexapro (an ssri like paxil, luvox, etc) and it is working great! before I started vyvanse, I was taking straterra with lexapro and adderall: about 40 mg of adderall daily. taking too much adderall caused me to be very anxious, self-conscious, and almost paranoid. when I reduced adderall to about 20 mg/day, as well as when I switched over to vyvanse, things smoothed out much better. i should add that...