Strattera (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) Medicine

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an inability to sit still, difficulty paying attention, and difficulty controlling behavior. ADHD can be treated with Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride), a medicine that is the first nonstimulant product approved for this condition. It comes in capsule form, and is taken either once or twice a day.
It is not entirely clear how Strattera works as an ADHD treatment; however, the medicine is known to affect levels of a certain chemical in the brain called norepinephrine. This product is not a controlled substance; therefore, the rules for prescribing it and dispensing it are less strict. This is also an important difference between Strattera and other ADHD medications.
(Click Strattera Uses to learn more about how this medicine works, the youngest patients it is approved to treat, and whether there are any off-label uses for this product.)
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