Atomoxetine belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), drugs that affect brain chemistry. Unlike others in its class, atomoxetine is primarily used to treat children who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
During clinical trials of the drug for that use, some of the parents reported that children who had bedwetting problems were having more dry nights. This led to another study to evaluate the drug for nocturnal enuresis.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology reported on four children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder who were treated with generic Strattera. Like the children reported on in the American Psychiatric Association study, these four also had suffered with bedwetting and experienced resolution of their problems.
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- Do not use with or within 14 days of using MAO inhibitor drugs, such as phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and isocarboxazid.
- Before you buy atomoxetine online, inform your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, reduced liver or kidney function (may need dosage adjustment), history of urinary retention, or bladder obstruction.
- May cause increased heart rate or blood pressure; use with caution if you have cardiac disease.
- When this drug is used by children, growth should be monitored during treatment.
- You need to know before you order atomoxetine, that safety and efficacy have not been evaluated in pediatric patients less than six years of age or with long-term use.
MAO inhibitors, albuterol. If you plan to order Strattera, you must remember that this drug is metabolized by a specific set of liver enzymes. Several other drugs interfere with these liver enzymes, and thus, may increase or decrease the clearance of atomoxetine from the body, potentially increasing the risk of side effects or decreasing effectiveness. When these drugs are given in combination with Strattera, dosage adjustments may be needed. As these are too numerous to list, you should always check with your doctor or pharmacist prior to starting a new medication, herbal, or nonprescription product.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Category C. Excretion in breast milk unknown. Consult your doctor.
You should use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery until effects of the drug are known. In February 2005, the FDA notified health care professionals about a new warning regarding the potential for severe liver injury in two patients who had been treated with Strattera for several months, both of whom recovered.
Strattera is a prescription drug that comes in 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg capsules. It is available on prescription only for oral use, but the online pharmacy, will sell Atomoxetine without prescription. You may be able to order Strattera from them online and save the local pharmacy markup.
The precise mechanism of this drug in the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not fully known, but it is thought to be related to selective inhibition of norepinephrine.
Capsules - Oral 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg.
Dosage ADULTS AND CHILDREN
(over 70 kg)
ADHD: PO Start with 40 mg/day and increase the dose after a minimum of 3 days to a target total daily dose of approximately 80 mg. After 2 to 4 additional wk, the dose may be increased to a max of 100 mg/day in patients who have not achieved an optimal response.
Depression:: 40-65 mg/day divided bid
CHILDREN (up to 70 kg)
ADHD: PO Start with 0.5 mg/kg/day and increase the dose after a minimum of 3 days to a target total dose of approximately 1.2 mg/kg/day (max, 1.4 mg/kg or 100 mg/day, whichever is less).