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Atomoxetine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Atomoxetine is used to treat one of the very common medical conditions in children- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor thay increases the secretion of certain chemicals in the brain that help to increase attention span behavior.

If you have a history of a particular kind of adrenal gland tumor, of serious heart disease, or if you have taken phenelzine lately, the drug is not to be taken. Tell your doctor if your family has a history of bipolar disorders. They may all affect your body’s interaction with Atomoxetine.

Read the medication guide of Atomoxetine carefully before taking it. It is to be taken with or without food, orally. If you take it at the same time every day, it helps to remember it. In case you have missed a dose, but it is almost time for the next one, skip it. Never take two doses in one day.

Some of the side effects of Atomoxetine include flushing, headache, decreased appetite, drowsiness, and constipation.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)

In addition to its intended effect, Atomoxetine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Decreased appetite

Increased heart rate

Increased blood pressure.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Atmosril 25mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Atmosril 25mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Atmosril 25mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Atomoxetine as ingredient
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Gentech Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Icon Life Sciences
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Icon Life Sciences
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Atomoxetine is used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It judiciously blocks the pre-synaptic norepinephrine transporter. This medicine has very less likeness for others noradrenergic receptors or neurotransmitter transporters or receptors.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Asthalin 2.5Mg Respules

Levolin 0.63Mg Respules

Levolin 1.25Mg Respules 2.5 Ml

Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Doctor prescribed atomoxetine and nexito, then my parents suggest another doctor he prescribed me atomoxetine, should a person take atomoxetine along with nexito or any SSRI medicine. What shall I do.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Doctor prescribed atomoxetine and nexito, then my parents suggest another doctor he prescribed me atomoxetine, should...
Nexito is an sSRI and Atomoxetine is also a Reuptake inhibitor of Nor adrenaline and no harm taking together.
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I have a 10 years old boy suspect adhd. He take atomoxetine hydrochloride for 1 month. Any other remedy is available which has no side effects?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Atomoxetine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). Talk with the patient's doctor to be sure that the benefits of using atomoxetine outweigh the risks. ...
2 people found this helpful

My child is diagnosed with adhd. He is 6 years old. Can this disease be cured completely. Doctor say that he did not get oxygen at the time of birth. But I don't agree with them. He is very hyper and speaks some words not sentences. Doctor is giving him atomoxetine hydrochloride-18mg, sizodon md 0.5 mg, coenzyme-10.(50mg. And carbamazepine.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Your child can be improve by your love, affection and support. Find out his best qualities and give him space with those qualities. Yes you and your child's psychologist both together can make him to cope up in this world with his ossem qualities....
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My son 8 years old has been given tablets as follows for hyperactive, which please inform me the side effects anything will be there and also for how long should he take the below mentioned tablets? To control the anger and adamency? 1) Tab atomoxetine 10 mg 1 + 1/2 daily for 30 days. 2) Tab Risperidone 0.5 mg - 1 for night for 30 days. Regards,

M.Phil Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Developmental Psychopathology, B.A.(H)Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear, Kindly put your child into psychotherapy sessions in Chennai after consenting the psychiatrist who initiated medications because the nature of ADHD has to be evaluated in your child and accordingly an intervention plan would be chalked out b...

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