What happens if I miss a dose (Strattera)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Strattera)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, agitation, hyperactivity, unusual behavior, stomach problems, blurred vision, dry mouth, and fast heartbeat.
What should I avoid while taking atomoxetine (Strattera)?
Avoid using or handling an open or broken capsule. If the medicine from inside the capsule gets in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water and call your doctor.
Atomoxetine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect atomoxetine (Strattera)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin);
- amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);
- bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban);
- celecoxib (Celebrex);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- doxorubicin (Adriamycin);
- methadone (Dolophine, Methadose);
- metoclopramide (Reglan);
- quinidine (Quin-G);
- ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- ranitidine (Zantac);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil); escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft); or
- antihistamines or sleep medicine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Unisom, and others) or chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with atomoxetine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about atomoxetine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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