What Is Strattera Prescribed For?

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), your healthcare provider may prescribe Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride) as part of your treatment plan. Unlike some ADHD medications, Strattera is not a stimulant -- it belongs to a class of drugs known as selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.
Large clinical studies have shown Strattera to help children, teenagers, and adults with ADHD. It can help children with ADHD to sit still and pay attention in the classroom. It can also help to improve the behavior of these children. In addition, Strattera is prescribed for treating adult ADHD symptoms.
This medication is especially useful for treating ADHD in people with Tourette syndrome or anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that, unlike most ADHD medications, Strattera typically does not make these conditions worse.
(Click Strattera Uses to learn more about what this drug is prescribed for. This article also talks about why Strattera is not approved for use in children under the age of six years old.)
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