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    Old 08-21-2003, 08:14 AM   #1
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    Post Strattera and ALL of its Side Effects both Aduts and Children

    ~Found this site~

    Report all Strattera side effects here, for the purpose of research, public awareness and safety.
    Includes many of the reported side effects caused from the use of Strattera.

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    This website is a free resource for those searching the web for information on Strattera (atomoxetine HCl) providing current side effects reported from the use of Strattera. Strattera was created by Eli Lilly and Company for the purpose of treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    What sets this website apart from all others is, you have the ability to post any side effects you or your child has experienced from the use of Strattera or any other Psychiatric drug used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    If you are interested helping others submit side effects here:

    July 1, 2004 All Strattera side effect reports will be given to the following: American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Eli Lily and Company, Food & drug *****istration and U.S. Congress.

    It's very important that the warnings get out there as early as possible. This will help many in making an informed decision before considering psychiatric drugs as treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    This will also reduce the numbers of the "violation of informed consent".

    Strattera is being heavily promoted to families via television commercials and magazine ads as the new non-stimulant drug for children and adults diagnosed with ADHD.

    Strattera is a Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor. Other drugs similar to Strattera have been used for depression and panic disorders.

    Strattera is being tested on thousands of children in the United States at this very moment.

    (atomoxetine HCl)

    Brand Name: Strattera™
    Active Ingredient: atomoxetine
    Strengths: 5 mg, 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg
    Dosage Forms: Capsule
    Company Name: Eli Lily and Company
    Availability: Prescription only
    *Date Approved by FDA: November 26, 2002
    Average Cost: About $3.00 per capsule

    What is Strattera being used for?

    Strattera is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. Strattera has not been studied in children under 6 years old.
    Mechanism of Action
    STRATTERA (atomoxetine HCl) is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Atomoxetine HCl is the R(-) isomer as determined by x-ray diffraction. The chemical designation is (-)-Nmethyl-3-phenyl-3-(o-tolyloxy)-propylamine hydrochloride.

    The precise mechanism by which atomoxetine produces its therapeutic effects in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is unknown, but is thought to be related to selective inhibition of the pre-synaptic norepinephrine transporter, as determined in ex vivo uptake and neurotransmitter depletion studies.

    Side Effects - Children and Adolescents
    The most common side effects in medical studies

    Upset Stomach Decreased Appetite Nausea and Vomiting
    Dizziness Tiredness
    Mood Swings

    Side Effects - Adults
    The most common side effects in medical studies

    Constipation Decreased Appetite Dizziness
    Dry Mouth Menstrual Cramps Nausea or Vomiting
    Problems Sleeping Problems Urinating Sexual Side Effects

    The following are rare, but have been reported
    Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause potentially serious allergic reactions

    Strattera (atomoxetine) can increase heart rate and blood pressure

    Strattera (atomoxetine) can also worsen the conditions of high blood pressure and heart disease.

    You should not take Strattera if:
    you are allergic to atomoxetine or any other ingredients in Strattera

    you are taking a medicine called a MAO Inhibitor (MAOI). Do not take Strattera for at least 2 weeks after you stop taking a MAOI. Do not take a MAOI for at least 2 weeks after you stop taking Strattera.

    you have narrow angle glaucoma (an eye disease)

    General Precautions with Strattera:
    Strattera may make it difficult to urinate.

    Some people may lose weight while taking Strattera. It is not known if growth will be slowed in children who use Strattera for a long time. Height and weight will be watched in children who are taking Strattera.

    Use caution when driving a car or operating heavy machinery until you know how Strattera affects you.

    You should tell your health care provider if you: have or had liver problems. You may need a lower dose

    have high blood pressure. Strattera can increase blood pressure

    have problems with your heart or an irregular heartbeat.
    Strattera can increase heart rate (pulse)

    have low blood pressure. Strattera can cause dizziness or fainting in people with low blood pressure.

    are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

    Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your health care provider if you take: Albutero
    Paxil (paroxetine)
    Zoloft (sertraline)
    Prozac or Sarafem (fluoxetine)
    MAOIs (Nardil, Parnate)
    Medicines that may increase blood pressure

    NOTE: The above information is not intended to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions, or adverse effects for this drug. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your health care professional.

    You should Never stop taking any psychiatric drug without the instruction of your prescribing physician. Withdraws could cause some very serious and even life-threatening emotional and physical reactions if patient is not weaned off properly.

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    Old 08-21-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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    "What are the possible side effects of atomoxetine?
    • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking atomoxetine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
    · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
    · irregular or fast heartbeats;
    · chest pain or high blood pressure (blurred vision or severe headache); or
    · difficult urination.
    • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take atomoxetine and talk to your doctor if you experience
    · upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting;
    · decreased appetite;
    · constipation;
    · dry mouth;
    · insomnia;
    · decreased libido or sexual side effects;
    · menstrual cycle changes;
    · hot flushes or sweating;
    · fatigue;
    · dizziness; or
    · irritability or mood swings.
    • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome."

    Old 08-21-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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    I am a bit concerned on the information that is being distributed. When I searched "Strattera Side Effects" Numerous pages came up. After skimming through quite a few of them ~sexual side effects~ are mentioned. However when reported to a health care professional as we did, we were told that they had no knowledge of this being a side effect. This cocnerns me a GREAT deal.


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    When you search the Eli Lilly site re: Strattera and side effects in Adults this is the information given:

    Side Effects — Adults

    Most adults in clinical trials who experienced side effects were not bothered enough to stop taking Strattera. The most common side effects were constipation, dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, problems sleeping, sexual side effects, problems urinating, and menstrual cramps.
    In rare cases, Strattera can cause allergic reactions, such as swelling or hives, which can be serious. Stop taking Strattera and call your doctor or healthcare professional if you develop any of these symptoms.

    This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional if you develop any unusual symptoms.

    This site discusses side effects for both children and Adults.

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