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Atomoxetine FAQ


What is Atomoxetine used for?

Atomoxetine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teenagers, and adults.

How does Atomoxetine work?

Atomoxetine works by increasing the levels of norepinephrine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control behavior.

What are the common side effects of Atomoxetine?

Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, and sexual side effects.

How long does it take for Atomoxetine to work?

It may take several weeks before the full benefits of Atomoxetine are seen.

Can Atomoxetine be taken with other medications?

It's important to discuss all current medications with a healthcare provider before starting Atomoxetine, as it may interact with certain drugs.

Is Atomoxetine a controlled substance?

Atomoxetine is not a controlled substance and is not a stimulant.

Can Atomoxetine be used in pregnancy?

The use of Atomoxetine during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential benefits should outweigh the potential risks.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Atomoxetine?

If a dose of Atomoxetine is missed, it should be taken as soon as remembered, unless it is close to the next scheduled dose.

Is Atomoxetine addictive?

Atomoxetine is not considered addictive and does not cause dependence.

How is the dosage of Atomoxetine determined?

The dosage of Atomoxetine is determined based on the individual's weight and response to the medication.

Is Atomoxetine available over the counter?

Atomoxetine is not available over the counter and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

Can Atomoxetine be used in elderly patients?

Atomoxetine can be used in elderly patients, but the risk of side effects may be increased in this population.

What are the signs of Atomoxetine overdose?

Signs of an Atomoxetine overdose may include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, and panic.

Can Atomoxetine be used for weight loss?

Atomoxetine is not approved for weight loss and should not be used for this purpose.

Is regular monitoring necessary while taking Atomoxetine?

Regular monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, and mental health is necessary while taking Atomoxetine.

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