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For adults (and children or teens weighing more than 154 pounds), Strattera should be started at 40 mg once daily (or 20 mg twice daily). After at least three days, your healthcare provider can increase your Strattera dose to 80 mg once daily (or 40 mg twice daily). If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your Strattera dose to 100 mg (total per day) after two to four weeks. The maximum dose for Strattera is 100 mg per day.
People with liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis, will need to take lower doses of Strattera because the liver helps to remove Strattera from the blood. Also, certain medications can increase the amount of Strattera in the blood. The dose of Strattera should also be lower for people who are taking certain medications that may interact with Strattera (see Strattera Drug Interactions).
Some considerations for people taking Strattera include:
- The medication should be taken at the same time(s) each day.
- Strattera should be taken in the morning. If taken twice daily, the second dose is usually taken in the late afternoon or early evening.
- If you do not take your Strattera as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take double the dose at one time.
- Your Strattera dose can be taken with or without food. If Strattera bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medicine to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Strattera will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Strattera dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the medication without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.