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Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teenagers, and adults. In previous studies, children and teenagers with ADHD who took the medication had significant behavior improvements, compared to those children and teenagers who did not take it. Studies have also shown this drug to be effective at treating symptoms of adult ADHD.
Strattera comes in the form of a capsule that should be taken by mouth once or twice a day. It is important that you swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water (or another beverage) and that you not open the capsules -- as the medication inside can be irritating to the eyes. Prior to taking this medication, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, including heart problems, high blood pressure, or history of a stroke. Among the side effects of this medication are insomnia, vomiting, dry mouth, and upper abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
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