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I am taking Atomoxetine for adult ADHD. What are the long-term side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I was suspected to have adult ADHD. I am continuing Atomoxetine HCL for almost a year and my current dosage 60 mg/day. I observed significant improvement in concentration and reduced distraction. Is there any long term side effect of this drug?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) medicine. The drug is safe to use even in children and there are no serious permanent side effects of the drug even on prolonged use. Your dose is very high. If you are seeing improvement, then y...  Read Full »

Does concentration problem with forgetfulness in an 11-year-old kid indicate ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11-year-old daughter hardly focuses and is easily carried away. She has forgetfulness also. She is smart, but this has been inhibited by talking too much and playing all the time. I have searched online and she happens to be exhibiting all ADHD symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is pretty common and it usually self remits by the age of 15 to 16 years. So you might need to give her medicines until that time so that her academic performance does not suffer. You can start off with basic medicines ...  Read Full »

Can Strattera affect kids' behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 6 years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD and sensory integration disorder. He had Adderall XR 5 mg for a while and recently was changed to Strattera 27 mg. My son has been experiencing major insomnia, high aggressive behaviors which involved throwing objects at people, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest not to discontinue Strattera (Atomoxetine) abruptly without supervision. However, I do think that your son is having side effects due to Strattera (insomnia, high aggressive behavior). Please discuss it with his psychiatrist as soon as possible and disc...  Read Full »

I get sudden shock sensation in sleep lasting for about 5-10 seconds. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a very weird experience last night. I woke up suddenly, I am guessing I was in the middle of a dream and felt an electric shock type sensation going through my body, and I could not move. The closest thing I can think of close to it was when I was a kid and touched the metal water ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it looks like a sleep parasomnic event. It mostly happens in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep, which is a deep sleep phase. In that phase muscle tone of the whole body is reduced and if someone awakens prematurely in this phase will be unab...  Read Full »

Can Strattera and Effexor be taken together?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Effexor XR 300 mg for depression. It has been working really well. My psychiatrist has now prescribed me Strattera for ADHD. I am about to start 25 mg and work my way upto 80 mg over a few weeks. Strattera and Effexor both seem to inhibit Norepinephrine reuptake. Is i...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may know that Effexor XR is effective against depression and Strattera is used to manage ADHD. Sometimes both are prescribed together when you have ADHD along with depression. Your psychiatrist is following a safe approach of starting on a low dose of Stratter...  Read Full »

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