STRATTERA, the Remedy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Statistics show that suicide is the leading cause of death in teenagers compared to other serious diseases such as cancer,Aids, stroke, and what have you.Strattera is a drug used to repress such conditions.
Brand name- Strattera
Medically, Strattera is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can be used in adults, teenagers and children over the age of 6. It is preferred over other similar drugs due to its minimal side effects.
Strattera dosage comes in strengths of:
- Strattera 10 mg
- Strattera 18 mg
- Strattera 25 mg
- Strattera 40 mg
- Strattera 60 mg
- Strattera 80 mg
- Strattera 100 mg
Strattera capsules can be taken with or without food usually 1-2 times a day. If prescribed at one capsule a day, take it first thing in the morning. If two, take the other in the afternoon or early evening. Taking it just before you go to sleep can result in insomnia.
Always take them whole and never crush, chew, or open them. If accidentally opened, don’t touch the powder and clean the surface thoroughly as soon as that happens.
Incase you forget a dose, just like most other drugs, take it as soon as you remember. If it happens to be the same time you should be taking the next dose, skip it and continue with your medication.
For effective results, take Strattera for 4 weeks.
The average cost of Strattera in pharmacies is as follows:-
- 10mg 30 capsules @ $426.11
- 18mg 30 capsule @ $202.19
- 25mg 30 capsule @ $255.13
- 40mg 30 capsule @ $$462.45
- 60mg 30 capsule @ $462.45
- 80mg 30 capsule @ $498.47
- 100mg 30 capsule @ $498.47
Strattera Side Effects
Most patients under this drug have reported cases of constipation, nausea, decreased sexual desire, dizziness, low appetite, dry mouth, belching, decreased urine, fever, headache, heartburn, indigestion, irritability, heavy bleeding, erectile dysfunction, and shortness of breath. These are normal but if they persist or become severe, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions to Take
Let your doctor know the following before prescribing Strattera:-
- If you have been taking any anti-depressants called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor especially 14 days prior. Similarly, you shouldn’t take MAOI for the first 14 days after stopping Strattera.
- If you suffer from Glaucoma.
- If you are allergic to any ingredients in Strattera.
- If you’ve ever suffered from Pheochromocytoma.
- If you’ve ever had suicidal thoughts.
- If you have heart problems.
- If you have liver problems.
- If you are pregnant or planning to and if breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon does Strattera take effect?
Strattera effects are gradual so don’t be in a hurry or be tempted to increase the dose. Usually, 2 weeks is enough to notice some changes but sometimes it can take 4-6 weeks for any significant changes to be felt.
How often should I take Strattera?
It is recommended that you follow your doctor’s prescription usually 1-2 times per day. To help you remember easily, set a particular time everyday for taking the drug.
When is it okay to stop taking Strattera?
Never stop your dose before talking to your doctor even if you feel better.
I feel so much better
I remember the first two days on Strattera. I always ate something before taking my 40mg strattera capsule.At first it left me feeling nauseous and tired. However, as I continued taking it, the nausea subsided and even calmer. I definitely feel so much better and I can only hope it gets better.
Chan Chee, Singapore
finally got the solution for my ADHD problem!
My long search is finally over thanks to Strattera. The drugs I was under before left me nauseous with no appetite and let’s not forget the light headedness I experienced every other time. I did notice some morning sickness every time I took it but after talking to my doctor, we realized it was because I took it on an empty stomach. I am better now.I finally got the solution for my ADHD problem!
Strattera has worked for me
Different drugs react differently from person to person. I must be one of the lucky few because Strattera has worked for me. My sex drive has actually improved and my mouth feels less dry.
Adam, South Wales