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  • Strattera 18mg Capsules 28's

Strattera 18mg Capsules 28's

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Description
Strattera contains atomoxetine and is used to treat attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is used -in children over six years of age. -in young people. -in adults. It is used only as a part of the total treatment of the disease which also requires treatments which do not involve medicines, such as counselling and behavioural therapy. It is not for use as a treatment for ADHD in children under 6 years of age as it is not known if the drug works or is safe in these people. In adults, Strattera is used to treat ADHD when the symptoms are very troublesome and affect your work or social life and when you have had symptoms of the disease as a child. Strattera increases the amount of noradrenaline in the brain. This is a chemical that is produced naturally, and increases attention and decreases impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. This medicine has been prescribed to help control the symptoms of ADHD. This medicine is not a stimulant and is therefore not addictive. It may take a few weeks after you start the medicine for your symptoms to fully improve.
How to use
If you are a child or teenager (6 years or older): Your doctor will tell you how much Strattera you should take and will calculate this according to your weight. He/she will normally start you on a lower dose before increasing the amount of Strattera you need to take according to your body weight. -Body weight up to 70 kg: a starting total daily dose of 0.5 mg per kg of body weight for a minimum of 7 days. Your doctor may then decide to increase this to the usual maintenance dose of about 1.2 mg per kg of body weight daily. -Body weight over 70 kg: a starting total daily dose of 40 mg for a minimum of 7 days. Your doctor may then decide to increase this to the usual maintenance dose of 80 mg daily. The maximum daily dose your doctor will prescribe is 100 mg. Adults: -Strattera should be started at a total daily dose of 40 mg for a minimum of 7 days. Your doctor may then decide to increase this to the usual maintenance dose of 80 mg-100 mg daily. The maximum daily dose your doctor will prescribe is 100 mg.
Precautions
Do NOT take Strattera if you:- are allergic to atomoxetine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. - took a medicine known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), for example phenelzine, in the last two weeks. An MAOI is sometimes used for depression and other mental-health problems; taking Strattera with an MAOI could cause serious side effects or be life-threatening. You also need to wait at least 14 days after you stop taking Strattera before you take an MAOI.