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STRATTERA capsule Taken by mouth.
Each capsule contains an equivalent amount of atomoxetine hydrochloride.
Black food ink containing pregelatinized starch, dimethicone, gelatin, sodium lauryl sulfate and shellac and black iron oxide (E172), FD&C Blue 2 (Indigo carmine) (E132), yellow iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171)
2. What is STRATTERA and what is it used for?
STRATTERA capsules are opaque blue cap and gold (body) in color, with "Lilly 3239" on the capsule cap and "60 mg" black ink imprint on the body. Each box contains 28 capsules.
STRATTERA contains atomoxetine, which increases the amount of noradrenaline in the brain. This substance is a chemical produced naturally in the brain that increases attention and reduces impulsivity and overactivity in patients with ADHD. This medication has been prescribed to control ADHD symptoms. STRATTERA has not been shown to be addictive.
STRATTERA is a non-stimulant drug used in the treatment of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children aged 6 and over, and as part of a wider treatment program that includes psychological, educational and social measures in adolescents. It may take a few weeks to recover.
It may be appropriate for people who started treatment at a young age to continue using STRATTERA even when they become adults. Your specialist doctor will advise you on this issue.
3. How to use STRATTERA?
Instructions for proper use and dose / frequency of administration
Always use STRATTERA as recommended by your doctor. This is usually 1 or 2 capsules a day taken in the morning and late afternoon or in the evening.
Your doctor will tell you how much STRATTERA you should use by calculating based on your weight. Your doctor will normally start you on a lower dose before increasing the dose of STRATTERA according to the instructions below:
Children and adolescents aged 6 and over:
- Body weight up to 70 kg: STRATTERA should be started at a total daily dose of approximately 0.5 mg / kg body weight and this dose should be continued for at least 7 days. Your doctor may then increase this to a continuation dose of about 1.2 mg / kg body weight per day.
- Body weight over 70 kg: STRATTERA should be started at a daily dose of 40 mg and this dose should be continued for at least 7 days. Your doctor may then increase this to a continuation dose of 80 mg per day. The highest dose that your doctor can prescribe for you per day is 100 mg.
A child using STRATTERA may lose some weight after starting treatment. Your doctor will keep track of your child's height and weight. If your child is not growing as expected and gaining weight, your doctor may change the dose your child will use or stop using STRATTERA for a while.
Application route and method
STRATTERA is for oral use. Swallow your capsule whole with water.
• You can take STRATTERA on an empty or full stomach.
Use in the elderly
Special use cases
There is no data.
If you have problems with your liver, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of your medication.
Your doctor will tell you how long your treatment will take with STRATTERA. Do not interrupt your treatment early.
If you have the impression that the effect of STRATTERA is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more STRATTERA than you should
Talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you have used more than you should use from STRATTERA.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist how many capsules you have taken. The most commonly reported symptoms with overdose are drowsiness, restlessness, excessive activity, abnormal behavior, and symptoms seen in the stomach and intestines.
If you forgot to use STRATTERA
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose straight away; However, you should not take more than the total daily dose recommended for you in a 24-hour period.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
Effects that may occur when treatment with STRATTERA is terminated
If you stop using STRATTERA, you will normally not experience any side effects, but talk to your doctor before stopping the treatment.