Strattera

(Atomoxetine)

3.2/ 5 average rating with 94 reviewsforStrattera
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Helps you focus and stay alert.

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Our bottom line

Strattera (Atomoxetine) isn't considered a first-line medication for ADHD, but since it isn't a stimulant, it's still highly recommended.

Quick facts about Strattera
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (atomoxetine)
Prices and discounts
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$106.04
  • Price before coupon
    $463.49
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $106.04
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Upsides

  • One of the few medications used to treat ADHD that's not a stimulant.
  • It isn't a controlled substance.
  • Strattera (Atomoxetine) is used in combination with counseling or other non-drug therapies to treat ADHD.
  • You usually only need to take it once a day.

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People’s experience with Strattera

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Downsides

  • It's a second-line medication used to treat ADHD. Other medications are usually tried first.
  • It's only available as a brand name medication, so it can be expensive.

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Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 40mg tablets
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$106.04
  • Price before coupon
    $463.49
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $106.04
    77% savings
How it works

Strattera (Atomoxetine) is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (non-stimulant). Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases norepinephrine activity in the brain, which affects attention and behavior.

Quick facts about Strattera
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (atomoxetine)
People’s experience with Strattera

94reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Strattera (Atomoxetine) for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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Side effect rates for Strattera (Atomoxetine)

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in heart rate or blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence
  • Erectile dysfunction

Risks and Warnings for Strattera (Atomoxetine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age below 18

    Children and adolescents on Strattera (Atomoxetine) may be at higher risk to attempt suicide. If you notice worsening changes in your child's behavior or wants to hurt himself or herself, talk to your doctor immediately.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Strattera (Atomoxetine)

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Food
  • Reviewed Stratteraon 7/28/2017Taking it prior to eating breakfast causes it to start working quicker, but it lasts longer if taken with food.
    33
    Man
    Two years or more
    ADHD
Pain
  • Reviewed Stratteraon 1/22/2017Can't get a full erection, ejaculation is painful - like getting kicked. Episodic lethargy and almost complete emotional suppression. Nausea, headaches, dizziness. Not nice.
    22
    Man
    ADHD