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Strattera

No Prescription

During clinical trials, researchers found that Strattera slowed children's average rate of growth.
It is prescribed for children and adults.
It's not known whether final adult height and weight are affected, but the manufacturer recommends interrupting use of the drug if a child is not growing or gaining weight at the expected rate.
Strattera is prescribed in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition marked by either constant activity, a persistent inability to stay focused, or both. Medications such as Strattera should always be part of a comprehensive treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures designed to remedy the problem.
Strattera is the first ADHD medication to avoid classification as a controlled substance (a drug with potential for abuse). It is thought to work by boosting levels of norepinephrine, one of the brain chemicals responsible for regulating activity.

Side Effects

Strattera side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:

More common side effects in children may include:
- Weight loss;
- Vomiting;
- Stomach pain;
- Skin inflammation;
- Runny nose;
- Nausea;
- Mood swings;
- Irritability;
- Influenza;
- Indigestion;
- Headache;
- Fatigue;
- Ear infection;
- Dry mouth;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Crying;
- Cough;
- Constipation;
- Appetite loss;

More common side effects in adults may include:
- Weight loss;
- Urinary problems;
- Tingling;
- Sweating;
- Sleep disorder;
- Skin inflammation;
- Sinusitis;
- Prostate inflammation;
- Palpitations;
- Nausea;
- Muscle pain;
- Menstrual problems;
- Insomnia;
- Indigestion;
- Impotence;
- Hot flushes;
- Headache;
- Gas;
- Fever;
- Fatigue or sluggishness;
- Erection problems;
- Ejaculation disorders;
- Dry mouth;
- Dizziness;
- Diminished sex drive;
- Constipation;
- Chills;
- Appetite loss;
- Abnormal orgasms;
- Abnormal dreams;

Contraindications

Strattera is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If the drug causes an allergic reaction;
- If you have a condition, such as severe dehydration, that can cause low blood pressure;
- If you have high blood pressure, a rapid heart rate, heart disease, or any other circulation problem;
- If you have narrow angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eye);

Interactions

Do not take Strattera with any of the following drugs:
- Quinidine (quinidex);
- Proventil and similar asthma medications;
- Paroxetine (paxil);
- Fluoxetine (prozac);
- Drugs that raise blood pressure, such as the phenylephrine in some over-the-counter cold medications;

Dosage

CHILDREN

For children and teenagers weighing up to 154 pounds, the usual starting dosage is 0.5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.
Daily doses should never exceed 1.4 milligrams per 2.2 pounds or a total of 100 milligrams, whichever is less.
After at least 3 days, the doctor may increase the daily total to a recommended level of 1.2 milligrams per 2.2 pounds.
Strattera has not been tested in children under 6.

ADULTS

For adults and teenagers weighing over 154 pounds, the usual starting dosage is 40 milligrams per day.
After another 2 to 4 weeks, dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams daily
After at least 3 days, the doctor may increase the daily total to a recommended level of 80 milligrams.
If you have liver problems, your dosage will be reduced.

Overdose

There is no information on Strattera overdose.
However, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences.
If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency treatment immediately.
(c) 2017