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Strattera Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Strattera, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • A painful erection of the penis that does not go away (priapism) (see Strattera Sexual Side Effects)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness, chest pain, or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Behavior that is more outgoing or aggressive than normal
  • Strange behavior, agitation, or restlessness
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • Signs of liver damage, including:
 
    • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Pain near your liver (upper-right abdomen)
    • Unusually dark urine
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained skin rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or trouble breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Strattera side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." Although it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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