Strattera (atomoxetine) is a prescription medicine intended for the treatment of ADHD in patients of any age. It belongs to the group of drugs called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and helps patients to achieve greater control over their behavior and actions. In most cases patients start the treatment with a low dose that is alter increased to achieve optimum effect. Before taking Strattera tell your doctor if you are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients if this drug (for the complete list of ingredients see the label or ask your pharmacist).
You must not take Strattera simultaneously with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. At least 2 weeks should pass between the last dosage of Strattera before you can safely take a MAO inhibitor. There are a number of mild side effects that you should be aware of when taking Strattera. These side effects include heartburn, dizziness, headache, mood swings, sweating, constipation, dry mouth, gas, stomach pain and decreased sex drive. There are other side effects not mentioned here. If you develop any symptoms that you think are serious and need to be treated as soon as possible contact your health care provider for professional advice and assistance.