atomoxetine, Strattera (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical Editor:

The most common side effects in adults are problems sleeping, dry mouth, decreased appetite, upset stomach, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, problems urinating, and sexual side effects. In rare cases, atomoxetine causes allergic reactions, such as fluid accumulation (edema) or hives, which can be serious.

Atomoxetine may increase blood pressure and heart rate. Blood pressure should be measured before starting atomoxetine, following increases in dose, and periodically while on therapy. Atomoxetine may cause severe liver injury, and patients should be instructed to contact their physician immediately if they develop symptoms or signs suggesting liver injury such as pruritus, dark urine, jaundice, right upper abdominal pain or unexplained "flu-like" symptoms.

Priapism defined as painful and nonpainful penile erection lasting more than 4 hours have been reported in pediatric and adult patients treated with stimulants. The erection usually resolves when the drug is stopped. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of suspected priapism.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2014


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.


Back to Medications Index

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!