Strattera is used to treat hyperactivity and impulse control issues due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It operates as a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, but how it works to treat ADHD is not fully understood. It is a non-stimulant, which means that it will not worsen anxiety in patients with comorbid anxiety conditions. Strattera is non habit-forming, and lacks the potential for abuse, unlike stimulant medication for ADHD.
Strattera medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Strattera works by affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves that help in hyperactivity and impulse control.
Avoid using Strattera if you have a heart disease, an adrenal gland tumor, narrow-angle glaucoma coronary artery disease or moderate to severe high blood pressure. If you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor because it is not clear whether atomoxetine passes into breast milk or if it can be harmful to a nursing baby.
Strattera is supposed to be taken once or twice in a day as prescribed by your doctor. If you start having chest pains, breathing difficulties, feeling like you might pass out, hallucinations, aggression, or painful urination, stop using Strattera and get medical attention as soon as possible.
Strattera adverse effects may include nausea, vomiting, stomach upsets, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, mood changes, tiredness, impotence, and dizziness. Talk to your doctor if you experience severe or persistent side effects.