Strattera Risks

Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride) is a medication licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. Although the medicine is generally well tolerated, it is not without risks. For example, taking Strattera increases your risk of side effects, such as:
Problems are also more likely if a person already has certain health conditions, such as:
Also, clinical studies have shown that children who took Strattera had an increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Among the children who are especially at risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors are those with bipolar illness or a family history of bipolar illness or suicide attempts. Children who have attempted suicide are also especially at risk.
Therefore, if you notice any changes in symptoms of suicidal thinking, as well as any symptoms that are new, in your child during treatment with Strattera, talk with your healthcare provider right away.
(To learn more about the risks associated with this drug, click Strattera Side Effects and Strattera Warnings and Precautions.)
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