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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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What does Strattera do if you don't need it?

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If you don't need Strattera, a medication commonly used to treat ADHD, taking it can cause adverse effects such as increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and potential for cardiovascular issues. It's essential to use medications only as prescribed by a healthcare professional to avoid unnecessary risks and complications.

Is Strattera a control medication?

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Yes, Strattera (atomoxetine) is a non-stimulant medication commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is not a controlled substance like stimulant medications (e.g., Ritalin or Adderall), but it is still a prescription medication that should be taken under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

Can you mix Wellbutrin and xanax?

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It all depends on certain factors such as is it prescribed? how much of each you are taking? and most important are you tolerant to the medications. someone who isn't used to suboxone and xanax can have life threatening consequences if taken together or even by them selves. Ive been on suboxone for 2 years and wellbutrin for 2 months. i will take .5 mg of xanax here and there if i cant sleep. I am tolerant to the suboxone and have taken benzos i.e "xanax in the past. the combination of the 3 if not taken at the same time is fine if you have tolerance to the suboxone and the xanax. if your a noob and haven't taken these meds that much then never ever mix them it could kill you because both are respiratory depressants which will stop your breathing if the person is not used to the medications. Talk to your Dr. if you have one thats always the best advice.

Why does Straterra make a child non-verbal and unable to be social?

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Strattera (atomoxetine) is a medication used to treat ADHD and doesn't typically make a child non-verbal or unable to be social. It may cause side effects like decreased appetite, insomnia, or stomach upset. If a child has a reaction like becoming non-verbal or more withdrawn, it's important to consult a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause.

Can you take Strattera out of the capsule and give it in applesauce?

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No. Strattera out of the capsule is an irritant. It stings. Look at this site - peanut butter may be enough of a coating to keep it from irritating the mouth and throat.

http://www.addadhdblog.com/strattera-my-son-cant-swallow-the-pill/#6be78

Does Straterra come in a patch or shot form?

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Strattera made into a transdermal gelAfter much searching and family stress in trying to get Strattera into my 6 year old son who has a feeding disorder and out of control ADHD, I have found an alternative solution. He can't swallow a pill and eats only an extremely limited selection of foods. (Only two of his foods are possibilities for putting medication in.) Since Strattera is extremely bitter when opened, I pretty much couldn't disguise it enough to get it past him in any food. At the 25mg and 40mg dosages, I could sort of hide it, but we absolutely could not get 60mg into him in any food! It seemed that he was tolerating the medicine well and been having more good days at school so I was extremely dissapointed that our program was being derailed because we couldn't get the medication into him. The pharmacy we use said they couldn't make it a flavored liquid unless it was already in that form from the manufacturer. So I found a compounding pharmacy and discussed my problem with them. At first they said they could make it into a liquid and I asked could they make it into a patch because I didn't have much hope in any flavoring being able to disguise the bitter taste. The compounding pharmacy lab then said they had made it into a transdermal gel for some of their clients. I immediately felt a renewed since of hope! My son weighs almost 70 lbs and was on 60mg orally, but was initially stepped down to 40mg transdermally. He has been on it for almost a year and we are convinced we are seeing much improvement in his behavior. Our compounding pharmacy also makes the mood stabilizer Valproic Acid he takes in conjunction with Strattera into a suppository since we couldn't get that in him by oral routes either. So for you parents out there that need an alternative form of this medication, a transdermal gel might be the answer. This is a new frontier as far as the transdermal delivery of this particular medication as not much information is out there on it.

I'm wondering if your niece is really taking Strattera because 1. it's relatively new on the market and may not have been prescribed a year ago. You can check this on the web pretty easily. 2. As far as I know it comes in pill form. It's a little pill so I can't understand why your niece would taste anything. You can ask a doctor or contact the Lilly folks for answers about a patch. I can't imagine there would be a shot for it because it has to be taken every day. If you google Strattera, the first site is E. Lilly's and they have an 800 number there. I hope all works out well for your family.

How much is Strattera without insurance?

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Fluoxetine is the generic for Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex is sold at Walmart and Kroger pharmacies for about $8.00 for a 30 day supply up to 40mg capsules without insurance.

You may also want to check with Sam's Club and Costo Pharmacies. You don't need a membership to use the pharmacy. And local grocery store pharmacies may match their prices. Walgren's and Publix do not price match.

If you over dose on Strattera will you die?

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From RxList.com's article on Strattera: == No fatal overdoses occurred in clinical trials. There is limited clinical trial experience with STRATTERA overdose. During postmarketing, there have been fatalities reported involving a mixed ingestion overdose of STRATTERA and at least one other drug. There have been no reports of death involving overdose of STRATTERA alone, including intentional overdoses at amounts up to 1400 mg. In some cases of overdose involving STRATTERA, seizures have been reported. The most commonly reported symptoms accompanying acute and chronic overdoses of STRATTERA were somnolence, agitation, hyperactivity, abnormal behavior, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Signs and symptoms consistent with mild to moderate sympathetic nervous system activation (e.g., mydriasis, tachycardia, dry mouth) have also been observed. Less commonly, there have been reports of QT prolongation and mental changes, including disorientation and hallucinations. == An airway should be established. Monitoring of cardiac and vital signs is recommended, along with appropriate symptomatic and supportive measures. Gastric lavage may be indicated if performed soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal may be useful in limiting absorption. Because atomoxetine is highly protein-bound, dialysis is not likely to be useful in the treatment of overdose. ---- Note from the Author: This answer has been provided by a medical professional, but not a medical doctor. The advice or answer located above should NOT take the place of your primary care physician's medical advice. Furthermore, this answer has been provided in accordance with WikiAnswers and Answers.com disclaimers and policies. Do not reveal personal information within questions, as this is an anonymous service. In an emergency, get off the computer and dial 911 or your local emergency number. Contact your physician's exchange (usually provided through his/her office number) if you have questions or concerns after business hours. The author of this answer is not responsible for misguided or misinformed attempts to follow this advice. ALWAYS ask your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your or your child's health and do not use WikiAnswers as a substitute for proper medical advice and care provided by your personal physician.

What can be a side effect of skipping a dose of Strattera?

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From personal experiance, skipping doses of strattera causes majour aggrivation and rapid mood swings. If you have axioty or depression it can cause suicidal thoughts with in 4 hours. Almost anything will irritate you and you will be annoied and anything that moves or makes noise.

Can Strattera make you fat?

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Liver damage did not emerge as a Strattera side effect during short-term Strattera clinical trials of 6,000 patients. However, Straterra has now been on the market for several years. The longer time and larger pool of people taking the drug allowed a Strattera liver damage side effect to present itself in a small number of people taking Strattera.

The new package warning indicates that Strattera should be discontinued in patients who developed jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) or laboratory evidence of liver damage.

Signs and symptoms of liver damage include:

_ Itchy skin

_ Jaundice

_ Dark urine

_ Abdominal tenderness on the upper right side

_ Unexplained "flu-like" symptoms

Can Strattera be taken at night?

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My doctor specifically told me to take it at night because it is a long-acting medicine. It needs to be a constant time though.

What medications work best for narcolepsy?

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there are a lot of medication options. And something else to consider is that narcoleptics often suffer from additional issues like: restless legs syndrome, apnea, and cataplexy, which may require their own medications. I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy for over 12 years and in that time i have taken ritalin: This did keep me awake but i had to take it 3 times a day, and I wasn't great about taking them at the exact right times. And if i didn't take them at the exact time i was supposed to, i would really feel a "crash". I decided that the ups and downs were to extreme. But many people take it and it works for them. I think it's important to learn about the options and then try one and see how it works for YOU. Everyone responds differently. Dexedrine: this worked well to keep me awake but I occasionally felt like i was buzzing and I didn't like the research that i was reading about the affects that amphetimenes can have on your body. So i looked for an alternative. Provigil: much better! This is great for me, it is not an amphetimine and I think it does a much better job of keeping me awake and stablized. I currently take a generic version that is 100% fine. Unfortunately the greedy drug manufacturing companies in the US have actually paid generic drug manufacturers NOT to make a generic of provigil, so i have to order it from Canada. The price is much better and the quality is the same, they mail the pills to me, and the customer service is fantastic.

What happens if you combine Strattera and Adderall?

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For common drug interactions, visit: http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/Interaction/ChooseDrugs/1,4109,,00.html There, you can "plug in" different drugs and find out if there are any known interactions. You really need to ask a pharmacist to be sure. Don't gamble with drugs, drug combinations or your health. Call your local drug store. They'll be glad to assist. ~ T

Does Strattera help with focusing?

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No, it should not.

It should cause you to be more focused.

Keep in mind that Strattera has been shown to cause depression and suicidal thoughts in children.

Can Strattera cause death?

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I am not entirely sure as to the definite effects of taking both of these two drugs.

However, I am not sure what the reason it is you are asking a question such as this since your doctor should've informed you on such.

But if that is not the case, I can tell you this, Risperdal is used mainly for the treatment of schizophrenia. I don't know exactly the reason in which you are taking both of these medications. But if you are schizophrenic, I wouldn't recommend taking Strattera unless of course the benefits overweigh the risks. Now, Risperdal is a powerful anti-psychotic, and works on two neurotransmitters in the brain (mostly dopamine but also serotonin) it does not work on the nuerotransmitters transporters that Strattera affects which are norepinephrines transporters. So I highly doubt taking both will kill you, however this can ultimately depend on the amount of each drug you are taking. If you are taking an appropriate dosage of each I wouldn't see this as anything life-threatening. But, Risperdal is also helpful for depression, so if that is why you're taking Strattera I don't see a point. Basically it is up to you to decide if you want to continue taking both of these drugs, but I don't see it necessary. It would be nice to know why you are taking both drugs in the first place, since they are entirely different medications. :) hope this helps*******

Do you get higher snorting Ativan?

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It will hit you much faster and harder, but it's effect only last a fraction of the time.

Orally ingesting it, effects usually last 3-6 hours. Snorting may only last 2-3.

Also depends on your tolerance though.

If your looking for a more intense "speedier" high, Snort it.

But if your looking for the longer more detailed high, Ingest it.

Can you mix Strattera with marijuana?

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Viagra works by regulating blood flow, making the penis erect for longer.

Marijuana slows down the blood circulation in your body, but makes your heart beat faster as the brain attempts to combat the effects of the drug.

Mixing these will cause an irregular blood circulation that can cause a heart attack or stroke.

I don't think your partner will be pleased with you dropping dead on top of her.

Who created Ritalin?

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Answer: It was patented in 1954 by Novartis International.

Has anyone tried a combination of Strattera with a low dose stimulant such as Metadate CD for a child?

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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 get off of it till just recently i experienced some mood swings and such. I was also a single mom for 3 years and divorced and when I met my current husband my brain tried to push him away thus the moods and such the welbutrin came to my rescue again. It has truly been a blessing in my life I dont know where I would be with out it

My daughter has been on everything imaginable, she did however take strattera for a short time. She is 13 years old and currently on depekote. They can't make up their minds what to diagnosis her as, but when she was on the strattera she did lose a lot of weight, but she vomited everyday. She didn't have an appetite and she was alot more hyper. So we took her off that. Then she was put on adderall and it made her dizzy. She had taken that several years before when she was about 9 years old. She was also on paxil for about 2 weeks when she was 11 years old which has caused her down fall. She was admitted into a physciatric hospital due to suicidal thoughts and basically going nuts. We have taken her off medications because they weren't doing any good at all. At this time if she misses a dose of her depakote we all just have to pack up and move out. Be very careful what you put your children on. We did find out, about a year later, that the new studies on paxil caused suicidal tendency. I don't know if as she grows older her problems get worse or if putting her on the paxil in the first place caused the chemical imbalance. I still don't think we've found the miracle drug combination yet, never tried her on welbutrin. Maybe that would be the next step.

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I am responding to the statement the user before me had with her experience of having her daughter on Paxil. I was 19 at the time and this was the first of any kind of mental medication I was put on, mostly for shyness and depression. Anyway, I gained 40 lbs on it, (I'm 28 now, it's still a struggle) and if I went even an hour without my dose of paxil, my face and hands would go numb and I would go into a panic fit, like a tatrum as a toddler. Mind you, I was on 40 mgs, I beleive.. it took a very long time to get off of. I even had to go down to 1/4 of the pill to wean myself off of it, eventually turning to Lexapro with good results. I would suggest a non-stimulant for her add, as well as nutrition, and just getting her involved in outside volunteering. Strattera is a good add/adhd drug. Discuss all of this with your dr of course. . Your post may be old, but maybe it will help others! Good luck, and once you find something that works, don't let someone talk you into something different!

What are risks taking 40 mgs of Strattera when 16 years old?

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The risks are the same as for everyone. 40 mg of Strattera is not a large dose; for people who weigh more than 70 kg (about 150 pounds), it is the usual starting dose (and we usually increase the dosage from there). In teens, though, the medication does have a new warning about increase feelings of suicide, especially when starting it or changing the dose; your physician hopefully warned you about this and mentioned how to get help if you do start feeling this way. I have prescribed lots of Strattera to teens and find that most people do not have side effects. A few have mentioned some nausea, which is usually resolved by having them take the medicine with food in the morning. Taking it at night has seemed to lead to some sleep disturbance in some as well. The biggest problem some people have with Strattera is it not relieving their ADHD symtpoms; if this is the case, the medicine either should be increased up to the maximum dose or switched to another medication--or the diagnosis should be re-examined. Talk to your physician if you have any concerns about Strattera or any other medications you may be on. Hope this helps! Dr. B.

What is the best way to get high off of Adderall IR?

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Because Adderall is a stimulant, getting high off it is possible, but the capsules have a time release so you can't get a good high off of it, if it is taken as prescribed.

Crushing the beads into a fine powder and then snorting or swallowing it will make the high hit faster and more intense. This works with either IR or XR.

Can Strattera get you high?

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Yes, depression and suicidal thoughts are side effects of Strattera. This website can give you more information on the drug, how it works and side effects. If you are feeling depressed please see your doctor as soon as possible.