Strattera may improve attentiveness and decrease hyperactivity/impulsivity. Strattera can improve ADHD symptoms in children in the classroom setting as reported by teachers in a clinical study
There can be many different side effects that a 17 year old may experience when taking Strattera. Some of these are depression, suicidal thoughts, stomach upset, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
My wife used to work for a doctors office back in 2004/05 that had TONS of samples of Strattera. I was prescribed Strattera for Adult ADD, and I really like how it worked for me at the 40 MG amount. I got LOTS of samples of it because it was free and worked well. I got off of the med after a change in jobs and felt I did not need it any longer...
Now, fast forward a few years...
It is now 2008, and I have changed jobs again, and feel that I would benift from the drug once again. I went to my family doctor to get a new script for it, to make sure I was still a good candidate for it, and to see if anything else had come to market that might be better... I was told that Strattera was still the only drug of its type, and that I could begin taking it again. I got my script, and went to the pharmacy. After insurance, it was still going to run me $40.00... NOT THAT BAD considering what it is with NO insurance, but still I'd rather take my samples I have. I did the research, and found this question, along with LOTS of other resources. After wading through them for a few hours, I have found ONE link that will keep me from taking my expired Strattera (expired May 1 of 2005)...
Case #223349 starts on page 8 and concluded on page 10... Basically, she was Strattera that had expired approximatly 1 year earlier, and was on it for 15-20 days when the following was complained of:
"The patient experienced abdominal pain,nausea and severe right sided headache - dominating frontal and facial regions causing her to wake up at night, shooting pains throughout limbs, white spots in visual field, waking at night, regression in academic progress and difficulty recognising words. Also had faecal and urinary incontinence."
It is worth it to note that not all symptoms have gone away with taking the correct 'in date' Strattera. However, with the idea that not all of her symptoms have gone away, I don't think this is a good med to play around with.
I WILL NOT BE TAKING MY EXPIRED STRATTERA, but that is my choice based on my research.
Answer: This drug affects the norepinephrine transporters. hope this helps************
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