Strattera (Atomoxetine) Addiction Treatment & Rehab
Strattera is a medication given to patients to treat their attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. Starting Strattera treatment may help ADHD patients pay attention, concentrate, stay focused and stop fidgeting.
Along with being part of a total treatment plan, Strattera is effective because of its ability to balance the brain’s neurotransmitters.
Starting Strattera treatment has the potential to produce some side effects. Common side effects of using Strattera include 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. Some female patients have also experienced menstrual cramps or irregular periods after using Strattera. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of these Strattera side effects persist or worsen.
More serious side effects of Strattera treatment include difficulty urinating, unusual or irregular heartbeat, fainting, numbness and tingling. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience these serious Strattera side effects.
In rare cases, Strattera treatment can lead to liver disease. Seek medical attention immediately if you begin to experience symptoms of liver damage such as dark urine, persistent nausea, persistent vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach or abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes.
Even if you are taking Strattera responsibly and exactly as your doctor prescribes, you may still develop a dependence on Strattera or even further a Strattera addiction. It is important to seek help as soon as possible if you notice signs of Strattera addiction in yourself or someone you love. Signs that point to Strattera addiction are becoming obsessed with finding and taking Strattera as well as losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed.
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