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Strattera Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Strattera is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It work by boosting levels of norepinephrine, one of the brain chemicals responsible for regulating activity.

Strattera Dosage

  • 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.
  • For adults and teenagers weighing over 154 pounds, the usual starting dosage is 40 milligrams per day.

Uses of Strattera

  • Strattera is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Strattera

Before taken Strattera medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Strattera. Side effects may include:

  • Appetite loss
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infection
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Skin inflammation

Warnings and precautions before taking Strattera:

  • You should be used it with caution if you have high blood pressure, a rapid heart rate, heart disease, or any other circulation problem.
  • Strattera should be discontinued if you develop signs of liver damage, such as jaundice, dark urine, flu-like symptoms, and/or itchy spots.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Strattera with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Strattera with the following:

  • Fluoxetine
  • Paroxetine
  • Quinidine
Overdose

After taken Strattera if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Strattera overdose include:

  • Abnormal behavior
  • Dilated pupils
  • Hyperactivity
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sleepiness


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