A wealth of data shows that ADHD symptoms respond well to pharmacological treatment. Stimulant medications, including amphetamine and methylphenidate, are most commonly used to treat ADHD. Although some improvement may be seen in a patient as early as one week after the initiation of treatment, ATX generally takes longer to have a full effect.
In Septemberthe FDA directed the manufacturer of atomoxetine Stratteraa new treatment marketed in for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHDto warn consumers that suicidal thinking may increase in a small number of children taking the drug. Parents will be advised to alert the treating health care professional immediately about a child's worsening mood or thoughts of suicide. Similar warnings were issued earlier in for all antidepressant medications.
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I have been on medication for the last ten years, Ritalin, Adderol and now Concerta. I haev been wiery of being on a stimulant for so long and hearing about Strattera being non-stimulant was greta to hear. But on the side effects, it stated possible sexual side effects. Has anyone havign tried Straterra experienced any sexual side effects?
Carole Anne Tomlinson is a registered nurse with experience in rehabilitation, nutrition, chemical dependency, diabetes and health problems related to the elderly. Tomlinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and is presently working on her master's degree in nursing. The generic drug atomoxetine is sold in the United States with the brand name Strattera.
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Both drugs improve attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsiveness; however, they are very different medications. The most striking difference between the two is that Strattera is a non-stimulant, while Adderall is a psychostimulant medication. Strattera is a brand name for a drug that contains atomoxetine. It was approved by the U.
All FDA black box warnings are at the end of this fact sheet. Please review before taking this medication. Atomoxetine is a prescription medication that is used to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD.