ADHD in Children and Teenagers
In previous clinical studies, children and teenagers with ADHD who took Strattera had significant behavior improvements, compared to those who did not take it. These studies included children and teens ages 6 to 18 years.
Strattera was also studied in people with adult ADHD. It was shown to be effective at treating adult ADHD symptoms.
Some general considerations for when and how to take this medication include:
- It comes in capsule form and should be taken by mouth once or twice a day.
- If taken once daily, it should be taken in the morning. If taken twice daily, the medicine should be taken in the morning and in the late afternoon or early evening.
- Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water (or another beverage). Do not open the Strattera capsules -- the medication inside can be irritating to the eyes.
- You can take it with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Strattera will not work if you stop taking it.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Your weight
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Strattera Dosage for more information about this topic.)