Information About Atomoxetine, Sold As Strattera

Are you taking, or considering taking, Atomoxetine for ADHD? This page provides information on the medication’s benefits, side effects, and other properties.

Type of Medication: SNRI

Atomoxetine is a Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor.

Variants include Strattera, Strattera XR.

Benefits of Atomoxetine (Strattera) for ADHD

Atomoxetine is prescribed primarily for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults.

Side Effects of Atomoxetine (Strattera)

Please note that the following side effects include only some of the most common and somewhat less common but do not include rarer side effects; the list is not exhaustive. Many people taking Atomoxetine (Strattera) experience none of these side effects. Please consult a physician about any unusual symptoms.


Some of the more common side effects of Atomoxetine (Strattera) in children and adolescents include:

  • upset stomach
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • mood swings

In adults, the more common side effects of Atomoxetine (Strattera) include:

  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • dizziness
  • problems sleeping
  • sexual side effects
  • problems urinating
  • menstrual cramps

Less Common

Some of the less common side effects of Atomoxetine (Strattera) include:

  • depression
  • tremor
  • early awakening

Atomoxetine (Strattera) and Alcohol

Atomoxetine (Strattera) does not appear to alter the effects of alcohol.

Stopping Atomoxetine (Strattera): Discontinuation Effects or Withdrawal Symptoms

Detailed information on discontinuation effects was not available from the sources consulted at the time of writing; advice should be sought from a physician about possible effects of stopping Atomoxetine (Strattera).

Should You Buy Atomoxetine (Strattera) Online?

Particularly in the United States, many individuals choose to purchase medications online, either for reasons of cost savings, privacy, or both. Both brand-name Strattera and so-called ‘generic Strattera’ (i.e., Atomoxetine without the Strattera brand name) can sometimes be purchased at deep discounts (and sometimes without a prescription) in this way. Before undertaking any purchase of medications online, however — and certainly if you are contemplating doing so without a prior prescription — please consider the integrity of the supplier and the national and/or local laws which may apply where you live.

Information Sources and Disclaimer

The information provided here has been summarized in good faith purely for educational purposes. It is not intended in any way to replace the advice of a qualified medical professional. Please do not take any action on the basis of information contained here without consulting a physician. Unless otherwise specified, information is intended to apply only to adult use of the medication. Drug interaction precautions have not been included; please consult another source for this information.

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