Atomoxetine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by increasing the amount of a brain chemical substance called noradrenaline to increase attention, concentration and reduce impulsive and hyperactive behaviour.
Common side effects include:
Inform your doctor if the side effects above become severe and bothersome.
Very rarely, this medication may cause
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
In some cases, particularly in young people below the age of 25 years, this medication may cause the following changes to a person's mental condition, especially in the first few weeks of treatment or during dose changes:
Please inform your doctor as soon as possible, or for your family or caregiver to inform your doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.
Do not stop taking this medication on your own without discussing with your doctor.
It is important to note that your doctor has prescribed this medication as he/she feels you will benefit more from taking this medication over the possible risks that it may cause, which have a low chance of occurring, and most people take this medication without any of such problems.
Some medications might interact with atomoxetine. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you want to take/give any other medications, supplements or herbal products.
If you see another doctor, inform him that you are taking this medication before he prescribes any other medications.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember (but do not take more than your total daily dose prescribed in any 24 hours). Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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