Treatment: Strattera

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Strattera is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor medication that is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, but may also be prescribed for other conditions. Strattera is also known by the generic name atomoxetine. Strattera increases amounts of the chemical norepinephrine, which is naturally produced by the brain and helps manage behaviors. Strattera can help control hyperactivity and improve focus and ability to pay attention. Both children and adults may take Strattera, and dosages usually start low and gradually increase. Strattera may cause drastic changes in behavior, including depression. Children taking Strattera typically require frequent doctor visits to monitor behavior.

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Worked for almost a year, then I had many side effects. I did NOT like how it effected my personality and made me like a robot. I had no high or lows in my emotions, not a fun way to live.2/24/2013 at 05:54 PM
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ADHD is often co-morbid with bipolar disorder. Strattera is highly problematic for people dealing with bipolar disorder. In my case, within a couple of weeks it sent me into ultra-ultra-rapid cycling, with extreme suicidality and loss of function worse than I'd ever experienced. Strattera brought about my only nervous breakdown ever, as the swings of mood took over a year to verrrry slooowwwwwwly slow down. Am still not as stable as before. Lost my job. Lost 13 friends. Went bankrupt. Had to move. It may work great for some folks, but not for bipolar folks!9/18/2012 at 04:17 PM
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Last updated on Feb 24 2013 at 17:53
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