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ATOMOXETINE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Strattera
WARNING: Studies have shown that a small number of people (especially children/teenagers) who take atomoxetine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience worsening of their condition, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication (especially for children/teenagers).
Tell the doctor immediately if you notice worsening of your condition/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, hallucinations, delusions, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when you first start this medication or when the dose is changed.
USES: Atomoxetine is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). It may help to increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, stay focused, and stop fidgeting.
HOW TO USE: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using atomoxetine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication may be taken with or without food. Take this medication as prescribed, usually either as a single daily dose in the morning or divided into two doses in the morning and late afternoon/early evening; or as directed by your doctor.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules. The powder in the capsules can irritate the eyes. Wash your hands and any surface that comes in contact with the powder. If the powder gets in your eyes, flush with plenty of water and contact your doctor right away.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day.
Inform your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen.
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