When should Strattera/Atomoxetine not be taken?
Do not take Strattera if you are allergic to
atomoxetine or to any of the other ingredients in the medication. This
medication should not be used by someone taking a monoamine oxidase
inhibitor medication. Do not give Strattera to a child under the age of
6 years old. If you have heart disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, an
overactive thyroid gland, moderate-to-severe high blood pressure or
advanced hardening of the arteries, you should not take Strattera.
Strattera can impair you reactions or thinking. Exercise caution if you
are engaging in any activities that require you to be awake and alert.
What precautions should I follow when taking Strattera/Atomoxetine?
Consult with your physician before taking
Strattera and tell them if you have any medical conditions, allergies,
or if you are taking any other medications. Be sure to tell them if you
have any of the following: coronary artery disease, liver disease, a
history of stroke, blood clots, or heart attacks, a heart disease, a
heart rhythm disorder or recent heart attack, problems with urination, a
personal or family history of mental illness, psychotic disorder,
bipolar illness, depression or suicide attempt, high or low blood
pressure, or a congenital heart defect.
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Strattera/Atomoxetine?
Strattera may cause suicidal thoughts or
behaviour. Be aware of symptoms of depression, thoughts of hurting
yourself, or unusual behaviour and let your doctor know if you
experience these. It has not been determined if Strattera causes harm
to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant or nursing. Strattera is not a long-term use
medication. Do not use Strattera if you have used an MAO inhibitor
within the past 14 days as this can result in life-threatening side