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Eli Lilly and Company
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Strattera is used to treat a condition called Attention-Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and adults. Strattera has not been studied in children under 6 years old.
Side Effects of Strattera
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Strattera therapy:
- Suicidal thoughts or actions: Strattera may increase thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts in infrequent cases. Call you doctor right away if you become irritable or anxious or have other mood changes, or if you have thoughts of suicide.
- Liver Damage: Strattera can cause liver damage in rare cases. Call your doctor right away if you have itching, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, upper right-sided stomach area pain, or unexplained “flu-like” symptoms.
- Weight Loss/Slowed Growth: Some people may lose weight while being treated with Strattera. It is not known if growth will be slowed in children who use Strattera for a long time. Height and weight should be watched in children who are taking Strattera.
- Impaired Motor Skills: Do not drive or operate dangerous machines until you know how Strattera affects you.
Some common side effects that may occur with Strattera in children include:
- upset stomach
- decreased appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- mood swings
Some common side effects that may occur with Strattera in adults include:
- dry mouth
- decreased appetite
- problems sleeping
- sexual side effects
- problems urinating
- menstrual cramps
These are not all of the side effects reported with Strattera. Your healthcare professional can give you a more complete list of side effects.
Who Should Not Take Strattera
You should not take Strattera if you:
- are taking a medicine called a Monoamine Oxidase 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.
- have an eye disease called narrow angle glaucoma
Interactions with Strattera
Strattera and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Strattera works or Strattera may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
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