Strattera - Preparations for the improvement of metabolism in the brain.
The pharmacological action of Strattera
Strattera inhibits the activity of norepinephrine transporters. The active ingredient of the drug - atomoxetine, which is not a stimulant and a derivative of amphetamine.
Experience of using Strattera proves that symptoms during treatment did not increase, there is no withdrawal.
Strattera release capsules.
Indications for use Strattera
According to the instructions Strattera is prescribed for attention deficit, accompanied by hyperactivity.
Instructions Strattera: how to use
Strattera capsules are taken orally, their reception of meal times is independent, if desired, the drug can be taken with food. Reveals the capsule can not be if the contents get into the eyes or on the skin, they should be thoroughly cleaned.
Take one capsule once a day. If there are undesirable side effects, the daily dose can be divided into two stages.
Children, adolescents, weighing less than 70 kg, Strattera is prescribed in doses of 500 mg / kg. Gradually, during treatment, not earlier than three days, the dosage was increased to 1, 2 mg / kg.
The maximum daily dose Strattera - 1, 8 mg / kg.
Children, adolescents weighing more than 70 kg, adult patients administered 40 mg dose and gradually adjusted to 80 mg, but not earlier than three days after the start of treatment.
Dose reduction by 50% is required for patients with mild abnormalities of liver function. If diagnosed with severe liver disease, the starting dose should be reduced by 75%.
Patients with kidney disease, according to reviews of Strattera, adjust the dose is not necessary.
Side effects of Strattera
Experience of using Strattera indicates that children and adolescents with treatment can be observed abdominal pain, weight loss, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, orthostatic hypotension, influenza, irritability, frequent changes of mood, dizziness, mydriasis, palpitations, dermatitis, rash, itchy skin, fatigue.
In adult patients, Strattera can cause poor appetite, insomnia, tachycardia, insomnia, dizziness, "tides", coldness in the hands and feet, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, difficulty with urination, weakness, fever, drowsiness, abnormal ejaculation, or her absence, prostatitis.
There are reviews of Strattera, confirming that the drug can cause erectile dysfunction and menstrual cycle.
Instructions for Strattera is contraindicated in closed-angle glaucoma, hypersensitivity, during lactation, children under 6 years.
The combination of medication with MAO inhibitors is contraindicated.