Strattera (Oral)

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interaction of strattera with Tylonol cold multi-system

Can I take over the counter medication like Tylonol Cold multi-system which contains, phenylephrine and dextromethrorphan while taking straterra? Thanks, Cherre Hooper
by Cherre Hooper in Parker, AZ., 03/24/2008

Strattera (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Strattera (Oral)

Strattera (Oral) Medication Classification


Strattera (Oral) Brandname


Strattera (Oral) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Strattera (Oral)

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 Strattera (Oral)


  • 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 Strattera (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Strattera (Oral)

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.

Strattera (Oral) 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.

Strattera (Oral) 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

Strattera (Oral) Ratings

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Strattera (Oral)

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Fikar, Fikar - 01/13/2014

I don't work for the pharma inrtsudy. I have a 6 year old son with autism just starting Strattera. My copay is $20 for one month supply. If I lose my job, I've heard that it costs $200 for one month supply (30 tablets of 10 mg, maybe more). I for one am grateful Ely Lilly did their research and ponioed up the dough to take out out ridiculous insurance policies so that they could get Strattera trialed, approved and released for medical use. I don't like the rising cost of medicines. I'm fortunate because I earn sufficient income and I rent. If elected officials can bail out mis-managed banks, and subsidize the payrolls of both themselves and the incompetent bank managers, and then find time to subsidize financially illiterate homedebtors in America, then maybe taxpaying citizens like me are not out of line to request some subsidy for the extortionate costs of medicine a little bit more.But I'm not going to stand here and say the pharma companies are completely evil. There are as evil as a grocery store owner trying to make a profit. Do I get pissed off that a tomato costs $2.00 at that corner grocery because I'm hungry? No. Lilly has patents on Strattera and isn't allowing generics to be made under license that would drive down prices (and perhaps quality). OK, so we know how it works. Could the government step in and subsidize Lilly for some lost revenues by licensing for generics? Maybe yes.The last thing I want though is for the US government to think it knows what it's doing, getting its mits all over the pharma inrtsudy, unless such mits positively motivates new research, drives down drug costs (reducing pharma liabilities, but maintaining pharma responsibilities).So far so good on the Strattera, by the way.

Strattera (Oral)

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Ease of Use: **

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joseph, Albuquerque, NM - 06/10/2010

My doctor refused to refill my Ritalin for my ADHD, and instead gave me Strattera. This has turned out to be worse than useless. In fact, it seemed to make my ADHD worse. I had nightmares while on this, as well as getting worn out more easily, and becoming depressed. Take it from me, and stick to Ritalin or Vyvanse. They work much better.

Strattera (Oral)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **


sailesh kandeth, NC - 11/23/2008

My son is about to turn 11 years old. Ever since he was 6, we noticed that he didn't pay attention to anyone, lies often, and is very impulsive. It was no suprise to us when he was diagnosed with ADD. Since that diagnosis, we have made several attempts at fixing this problem. One attempt was Strattera, but it has had no effect at all.