Generic Name - Atomoxetine
Category - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder therapy agent
Attention deficit or Hyperactivity Discount
Generic for Strattera* is indicated to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity discount, also known as ADHD. This drug can improve attention span, concentration and emotional control, and reduce restless or overactive behavior. Atomoxetine belongs to the group of medicines called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
Generic for Strattera* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Strattera* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Strattera* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
High or low blood pressure
Irregular heartbeat or other cardiac disease
Mania or bipolar disorder
Recent weight loss
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Strattera*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any other medication for the same purpose.
Breathing treatments, such as albuterol, formoterol or salmeterol
Certain heart medications, such as amiodarone or quinidine
Decongestant or cold medications
Ephedra, Ma huang or ephedrine
Medications for depression, anxiety or other mood problems
Medications for HIV infection or AIDS, such as ritonavir
Medications for weight loss
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine
Generic for Strattera* Dosage
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Strattera* for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is 40 milligrams per day who weighs over 154 pounds. After at least 3 days, the doctor may increase the daily total to a recommended level of 80 milligrams. After another 2 to 4 weeks, dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams daily.
Generic for Strattera* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Strattera* side Effects include changes in mood, such as agitation, irritability or excessive crying, chest pain or irregular heart rhythm (too fast or slow), difficulty breathing and difficulty urinating.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Strattera*.
Generic for Strattera* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Strattera* will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Strattera* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Strattera* passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Strattera* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Strattera* in pediatric patients below the age of 6 have not been established.
Generic for Strattera* and Geriatric
It is not known whether Generic for Strattera* causes different side effects or problems in the elderly than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Strattera* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.