ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule)


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ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Drug and Prescription Information

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule)

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Medication Classification

ATOMOXETINE (By mouth)

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Brandname

Strattera

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) is used for the Treatment

Atomoxetine (AT-oh-mox-e-teen) Treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

When To Not Use ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atomoxetine, if you have narrow angle glaucoma, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® in the past 14 days. After you stop using atomoxetine, do not use an MAO inhibitor for at least 14 days.

How Should You Use ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule)

Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Storage

Store ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using asthma medicine (such as albuterol, Combivent®, Serevent®), medicine for depression (such as Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft®), or medicine to treat abnormal heart rhythm (such as disopyramide, quinidine, Cardioquin®, Norpace®, Quinaglute®, Quinidex®).
  • Tell your doctor about any medicines you are using that may cause high blood pressure.

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, or blood vessel disease.
  • This medicine may cause slow growth. If your child is using this medicine, the doctor will need to keep track of your child's height and weight to make sure he or she is growing properly.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may be only part of a complete plan for treating ADHD. Talk with your doctor about other treatments that may also help.

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in menstrual cycle (periods)
  • Dry mouth, cough
  • Loss of interest in sex or trouble having sex
  • Mood changes, aggressiveness, irritability, depression
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, constipation
  • Trouble sleeping

ATOMOXETINE (Oral) (Capsule) Ratings

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Auth, Auth - 01/15/2014

Dr. Kenny,You did quite a good job at covering the ciiplexmtoes of ADHD diagnosis and treatmem in such a short span of time. I'm located in the U.S. (Kansas more specifically), and attended law school due to my interest in/concern for the erosion of our individual Constitutional Rights. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 40 as a result of seeking help with sever panic attacks/anxiety. I also hold a degree in psyscology. I mention my location, education, civil rights interest, and age of diagnosis to qualify what follows.Obviouly I was one of those unidentified ADDers, likely due to my good academic performance combined with my people pleaser /conflict avoidance personality. But, I always have fought feelings of inferiority, and that at some point people would find out I was a fraud or weak, and my achievements dismissed. So I have always been compulsive about backing up my statememts with scientific or acedemic data. Plus people in this part of the world tend to be quite narrow minded, conservative and judgemental, but not very critical of their government until Pres. Obama was elected and pushed for healthcare reform. And finally people are talking about big pharma and how medications are regulated. The shortages of ADD stimulant precursor chemicals are a direct result of the U.S. War on Drugs and the power given the DEA to override the FDA by Nixon and drug scheduling being used to guage the criminal severity of illicit drug distribution and consumption. Because of these factors, it takes the feds over three months, usually nearly six, to approve additional precursor requisitions from manufacturers. Throw in the fact that Shire spent billions developing Vyvanse, as a non-abusable amphetamine based medication, hoping to get it placed on a level III drug schedule vs level II, which is a SIGNIFICANTLY lower regulatory schedule level/drug classification; only to have the DEA simply deny that scheduling as it still contains amphetsmine. Big Pharma has recognized that they can capitalize on the situation, using it to muddy the water while they overmanufacture the more expensive trademarked meds and under produce generics. Adding to the situation was the merging of two major med manufacturers and the feds NOT allowing the approved individual production amounts for both companies to be added together. Instead the production numbers of the larger manufacturer were used-BRILLIANT! In my opinion, as a person who has first hand knowledge of and some education in addiction treatment along with evidence of how the government has criminalized certain classes of drugs for purposes other than public health, I will say that it is America's Drug Policy, politics and greed which all led to the med shortage. It is a three legged stool that will continue to stand and sacrefice public health for the sake of politics, power and profit. The citizenry can solve the problem by simply pushing for mandates decriminalizing and regulating all psychoactive chemicals with addiction potential, and diverting DEA and prison funding into treatment and rehabilitation. So, thouugh many of us ADDers may not be criminals or addicts, it is in all of our best interest to push for anti-prohibition legislation.Thanks to anyone who read this too lengthy reply!