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Strattera in ADHD Treatment
Nowadays, Strattera is commonly used to treat ADHD in adults, teens and kids as a part of their plans that include social, psychological and other
treatment components. That’s because its intake helps patients increase their ability to concentrate, pay attention, stop fidgeting and stay focused. It’s
also thought to work by restoring the right balance of specific neurotransmitters in their brain, but this medication is associated with a set of unwanted
side effects discussed below.
Unwanted Adverse Effects
Some of the most common symptoms experienced by minor patients taking Strattera include the following:
When it comes to adult patients, their common side effects include:
Besides, other possible negative symptoms include:
The good news is that these side effects are mild and don’t happen so often. Only a few patients undergoing this treatment report such serious symptoms as
Most patients are advised to take Strattera 1-2 times a day, either with or without their regular meals, but it’s not advisable to break or crush tablets
because they must be used whole. For children, their initial dosage is about 40 mg taken on a daily basis, but it can be increased according to certain
factors. Those kids who are older than 6 need to take 0.5 mg per 1 kg only once a day, just like adult patients, and their regular doses can be adjusted to
receive an optimal response.
Possible Drug Interactions
Patients shouldn’t combine Strattera with certain medications to avoid an increased risk of experiencing unwanted symptoms and reduce the effectiveness of
their treatment. For example, this medicine shouldn’t be taken together with MAO inhibitors, such as Parnate or Nardil, Prozac, Paxil and other meds that
may result in dangerous side effects. That’s why it’s necessary to make a list of all the other pills that they are taking before starting this treatment.
Basic Warnings and Precautions
Before using Strattera patients need to tell their doctors about other pre-existing health conditions they have, including allergic reactions, prostate and
bladder problems, adrenal conditions, glaucoma, heart complications, hypertension, strokes, liver and kidney issues, mood or mental disorders and so on. In
addition, its intake may make people feel dizzy and drowsy, so that they should avoid different activities that require complete attention, such as driving
a car, and limit the consumption of alcoholic drinks to be on a safe side.