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What dosages is atomoxetine available in?

What dosages is atomoxetine available in?

atomoxetine is available as a 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, and 100 mg oral capsule.

What is atomoxetine used for?

What is atomoxetine used for?

atomoxetine is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How does atomoxetine work?

How does atomoxetine work?

atomoxetine is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI). It’s not exactly known how the medication treats symptoms of ADHD. But it’s thought to raise norepinephrine levels in the brain. This might help improve attention and lower impulsive behavior.

How do I take atomoxetine?

How do I take atomoxetine?

atomoxetine can be taken all at once in the morning. It can also be taken as two evenly-divided doses during the day (once in the morning, and once in the late afternoon/early evening).
Children weighing over 154 lbs (70 kg) and Adults: The typical starting dose is 40 mg by mouth per day. After about 3 days, your provider will raise your dose to 80 mg per day. The maximum daily dose is 100 mg. Adults and children weighing 154 lbs (70 kg) or less: The typical starting dose is 0.5 mg/kg of body weight by mouth per day. After about 3 days, the dose is raised to 1.2 mg/kg per day. The maximum dose is 1.4 mg/kg per day (or 100 mg per day, whichever is less).
Your dose might differ if you have liver problems or if you’re taking a medication that interacts with atomoxetine.

Is it safe for me to take atomoxetine?

Is it safe for me to take atomoxetine?

atomoxetine is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have any of the following:
Hypersensitivity to atomoxetine or other constituents of product. atomoxetine use within 2 weeks after discontinuing MAOI or other drugs that affect brain monoamine concentrations. Narrow Angle Glaucoma.
Pheochromocytoma or history of pheochromocytoma.
Severe Cardiovascular Disorders that might deteriorate with
clinically important increases in HR and BP.

atomoxetine Common Side Effects

atomoxetine Common Side Effects

Common side effects of atomoxetine:

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Low appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling tired
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach pain
  • Problems urinating
atomoxetine Serious Side Effects

atomoxetine Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with atomoxetine. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Other mental health-related problems: manic episodes, changes in thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, depressed mood, anxiety, panic attacks, feeling angry or irritated
  • Liver problems: stomach bloating, stomach pain, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, confusion
  • Heart-related problems: heart attack, stroke, fast heart rate, higher blood pressure than usual
  • Painful and prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours)
  • Severe allergic reaction: trouble breathing; rash; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on atomoxetine

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on atomoxetine

The following medications may interact with atomoxetine:

  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors.
  • CYP2D6 Inhibitors – Concomitant use may increase atomoxetine steady-state plasma concentrations in EMs
  • Antihypertensive Drugs and Pressor Agents – Possible effects on blood pressure
  • Albuterol (or other beta2 agonists) – Action of albuterol on cardiovascular system can be potentiated
Who makes atomoxetine?

Who makes atomoxetine?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is atomoxetine safe in pregnancy?

Is atomoxetine safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if atomoxetine will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to ADHD medications, including atomoxetine, during pregnancy. Healthcare providers are encouraged to register patients by calling the National
Pregnancy Registry for ADHD Medications at 1-866-961-2388 or visiting woman’s health


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