Strattera | Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
Medication class: Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly
Approval date: November, 2002
What is Strattera and how does it work
Strattera is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). The exact mechanism of action is unknown. Strattera may work by increasing the concentration of norepinepherine in the brain by reducing its break down through reuptake into nerves. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use for communicating. Norepinepherine is a neurotransmitter that affects attention, impulsivity, activity, and mood. Unlike amphetamines (e.g., Adderall) and methylphenidate (e.g., Concerta) atomoxetine is not a stimulant and is not a controlled substance.
What does Strattera treat
How effective is Strattera
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How is Strattera dosed and administered
Strattera is available as capsules of 10, 18, 25, 40, 60, 80 and 100 mg for oral use. Strattera should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed.
What are the side effects of Strattera
Common: Upset stomach, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, tiredness, mood swings, constipation, menstrual cramps, hot flashes, difficulty urinating, impotence, decreased sex drive, increased blood pressure, and increased heart rate.
Serious: Thoughts of suicide, psychosis, aggressive behavior, fainting, manic episodes, seizures, sudden death, stroke, heart attack, low blood pressure upon standing from sitting or lying down, liver failure, priapism, growth retardation, severe allergic reactions, and swelling of face, tongue, or throat (angioedema).
Strattera drug interactions
What is the cost of Strattera
Prices range between $8 to $11 per capsule.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Strattera
For prescription assistance for Strattera visit Lilly TruAssist.
Reference: Strattera FDA Prescribing Information
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.