As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Strattera well. When Strattera side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Strattera include:
- Dry mouth
- Upper abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- A loss of appetite
(Click Strattera Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of the drugs, including serious side effects to look out for.)
You can also read about other possible side effects by going to the following eMedTV articles:
Strattera can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Strattera Drug Interactions for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you (or your child) have:
- Heart problems of any kind, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or a recent history of a heart attack
- A history of a stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Raynaud's phenomenon
- Bladder problems
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Previous suicide attempts or a family history of suicides
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- A pheochromocytoma or a history of a pheochromocytoma.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Strattera and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Strattera Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)