Strattera Safety

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), your healthcare provider may recommend the prescription drug Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride).
Most people respond well to this medication. However, before you begin treatment with Strattera, safety issues regarding the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, it is important to know that this medication can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Be sure to seek medical attention if you experience anxiety, hostility, or panic while taking this drug.
It is also possible to develop other side effects while taking Strattera. Some of the most common problems that have been reported include nausea, headaches, and insomnia. In addition, it may not be safe for some people to take Strattera, such as those with certain allergies or who have any kind of heart problem.
(For more safety information, click Strattera Side Effects and Strattera Warnings and Precautions. These articles take an in-depth look at other side effects or complications that may occur with the use of this medication.)
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