atomoxetine - oral, Strattera (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before, during, and after treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction may occur.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: asthma drugs (e.g., albuterol, metaproterenol), fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: unusually fast heartbeat, severe headache.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., pulse and blood pressure, liver function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.If you have heart disease, your doctor should perform certain heart tests (EKG, echocardiogram) before you start taking atomoxetine.Keep all medical appointments with your doctor.
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