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Strattera

Generic Name: atomoxetine (AT oh mox e teen)
Brand Names: Strattera
Strattera is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.

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Drug Information:
Strattera (Atomoxetine) affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contrIbute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Strattera is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Strattera may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Strattera if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, an adrenal gland tumor, heart disease or coronary artery disease, or moderate to severe high blood pressure. Do not use Strattera if you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, including isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others. Learn more

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Strattera Medicare Coverage

Overview

Does Medicare cover Strattera?

Yes

100% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.
How much is my Strattera co-pay with Medicare?

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CO-PAY RANGE

$15 – $402

In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.

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Strattera Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about atomoxetine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Strattera.

In Summary

Common side effects of Strattera include: constipation, insomnia, decreased appetite, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, erectile dysfunction, dizziness, dyspepsia, ejaculatory disorder, urinary hesitancy, ejaculation failure, and diaphoresis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to atomoxetine: oral capsule

Warning

Oral route (Capsule)

There is an increased risk of suicidal ideation in children and adolescents. No suicides occurred in clinical trials. Monitor patients closely for suicidal thinking and behavior, clinical worsening, or unusual changes in behavior.

Along with its needed effects, atomoxetine (the active ingredient contained in Strattera) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking atomoxetine:

Less common

  • Hives or welts
  • irregular heartbeat
  • itching
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • redness of the skin
  • skin rash

Rare

  • Painful, prolonged erection of your penis

Incidence not known

  • Convulsions
  • dark colored urine
  • fainting
  • flu-like symptoms
  • loss of bladder control
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • pelvic pain in male
  • right upper belly pain or tenderness
  • sudden loss of consciousness
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects of atomoxetine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • bleeding between periods
  • change in amount of bleeding during periods
  • change in pattern of monthly periods
  • cough
  • decrease in the frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine amount
  • decreased appetite
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fever
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • heavy bleeding
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • nausea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • painful urination
  • shortness of breath
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • stomach discomfort, upset, cramps, or pain
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tightness of the chest
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  • unusual stopping of menstrual bleeding
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Less common

  • Abnormal dreams
  • abnormal orgasm
  • back pain
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • bloated or full feeling
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • change in hearing
  • change or problem with discharge of semen
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • cough
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • crying
  • decreased weight
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with moving
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • ear drainage
  • earache or pain in the ear
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • feeling of warmth, redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • feeling unusually cold
  • frequent urination
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • groin pain
  • increased or sudden sweating
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • mood swings
  • muscle aches, cramping, pains, or stiffness
  • pain or burning with urination
  • passing gas
  • shivering
  • sinus headache
  • sleep disorder
  • swelling of the skin
  • swollen joints
  • swollen, tender prostate

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to atomoxetine: oral capsule

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Dry mouth (up to 35%), nausea (up to 26%), abdominal pain/discomfort (up to 18%), constipation (up to 11%), vomiting (up to 11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Dyspepsia, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, flatulence

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Decreased appetite (up to 24%)

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased weight, anorexia

Cardiovascular

Very common (10% or more): Increased heart rate (up to 23.4%), increased blood pressure (up to 21.5%)

Common (1% to 10%): Orthostatic hypotension, palpitations, flushing/hot flush, sinus tachycardia, tachycardia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): QT interval prolongation

Rare (less than 0.1%): Raynaud's phenomenon and/or peripheral vascular instability

Frequency not reported: Myocardial infarction

Endocrine

Very common (10% or more): Erectile dysfunction (up to 21%)

Common (1% to 10%): Dysmenorrhea, delayed ejaculation/ejaculation disorder/ejaculation failure, sexual dysfunction, impotence, prostatitis, abnormal orgasm, irregular menstruation, testicular pain, male genital pain

Postmarketing reports: Priapism, male pelvic pain

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 19%), somnolence/sedation (up to 11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, tremor, syncope/syncope vasovagal, paraesthesia, feeling jittery, dysgeusia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Seizures, hypoesthesia

Frequency not reported: Stroke

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Insomnia (up to 19%)

Common (1% to 10%): Aggression/hostility, irritability, mood swings, depression/depressed mood, early morning awakening, abnormal dreams, decreased libido, sleep disorder, agitation, anxiety

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Suicide-related behavior (suicide attempts, suicidal ideation), psychotic/manic symptoms (e.g., hallucinations, delusional thinking, mania), restlessness, emotional lability, generalized anxiety disorder

Frequency not reported: Panic attacks, impulsivity, akathisia, hypomania

Postmarketing reports: Tics, libido changes, sensory disturbances, completed suicide

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Hyperhidrosis (up to 15%)

Common (1% to 10%): Rash, excoriation, dermatitis, pruritus

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urticaria

Other

Very common (10% or more): Fatigue (up to 10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Unexpected therapeutic response, chills, thirst, peripheral coldness/feeling cold, influenza, pyrexia, rigors, lethargy, asthenia, chest pain

Frequency not reported: Delayed growth (height and weight), sudden death

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary retention, urinary hesitation/decreased urine flow, dysuria, pollakiuria

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Micturition urgency, enuresis

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis, mydriasis, blurred vision

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pharyngitis, dyspnea

Frequency not reported: Pharyngolaryngeal pain, oropharyngeal pain

Hepatic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood bilirubin

Rare (less than 0.1%): Liver failure, abnormal/increased liver function tests, jaundice, hepatitis, liver injury, acute hepatic failure

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Allergic reactions (anaphylactic reactions, angioneurotic edema, urticarial, rash)

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Muscle spasms

Frequency not reported: Back pain

Postmarketing reports: Rhabdomyolysis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Strattera (www.drugs.com/strattera.html).