How Long Does Strattera (Atomoxetine) Stay In Your System?
- 1. What Is Strattera?
- 2. How Long Does Strattera Stay In Your System?
- 3.Strattera Prescription Facts
- 4. Strattera Regulations
- 5. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Strattera
- 6. How Strattera Affects The Brain And Body
- 7. Half-Life Of Strattera
- 8. Factors That Influence How Long Strattera Stays In Your System
- 9. How Long Does Strattera Stay In Your Urine, Hair And Blood?
Article at a Glance:
- Stattera is used to treat ADHD.
- Strattera has a short half-life of about 5.2 hours to 21.6 hours.
- A person’s rate of metabolism, age, genetics, and organ function affect how long Strattera stays in the body.
- Strattera typically stays in urine and blood for a few days but in hair up to 90 days.
- Help is available for people who have a Strattera addiction.
Strattera, also known by its genetic name atomoxetine, is a medication prescribed to people who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Using Strattera has the potential to improve ADHD patients’ attention span, focus, concentration and ability to stop fidgeting.
You may notice certain side effects after beginning your Strattera treatment. Common Strattera side effects include an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, constipation, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, a rise in blood pressure, trouble sleeping and decreased sexual ability or desire. Female Strattera patients have also reported menstrual cramps and irregular periods after using the medication. Notify your doctor if any of these common Strattera side effects persist or worsen.
Many patients do not experience serious side effects after using Strattera, but it is still important to be aware of them so you can identify them if necessary. Serious Strattera side effects include difficulty urinating, unusual or irregular heartbeat, fainting, numbness and tingling. In some very rare cases, using Strattera has led to liver disease. Seek medical attention as quickly as you can if you start to notice these signs of liver damage after using atomoxetine: dark urine, persistent nausea, persistent vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach or abdominal pain, and yellowing skin or eyes.
Due to Strattera’s relatively short half-life, it does not stay in patients’ systems for long. It is important to note, though, that every patient has a physiology unique to them, and it may take longer for Strattera to be removed from some patients’ systems than others.
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 10 percent of all children between the ages of two and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Here are some more statistics on ADHD in the United States:
- Nearly two out of every three kids with ADHD have at least one disorder on the mental, emotional or behavioral levels.
- One out of every three children with ADHD has anxiety.
- Almost half of all children with ADHD have a behavior problem.
- Urine: Strattera can be found in your urine between one to a few days after it is used.
- Hair: Strattera can be detected in hair follicles up to 90 days after taking it.
- Blood: Strattera may be found in a patient’s blood up to three days after taking it.
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