What is Atomoxetine used for?
Atomoxetine is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This medicine may help improve one’s focus, self-esteem, attention, concentration, and so on. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Atomoxetine?
The dosage of Atomoxetine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Atomoxetine can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Atomoxetine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Atomoxetine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Atomoxetine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Atomoxetine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Atomoxetine?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Atomoxetine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Atomoxetine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Atomoxetine can interact with antidepressants and antihistamines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Atomoxetine?
Like other medicines, Atomoxetine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Atomoxetine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Atomoxetine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Atomoxetine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Atomoxetine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, constipation, fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Atomoxetine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Atomoxetine?
Is it possible for me to take Atomoxetine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Atomoxetine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Atomoxetine?
How will Atomoxetine work in my body?
How should Atomoxetine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Atomoxetine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Atomoxetine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.