atomoxetine

Adult
Uses
  • attention deficit hyperactivitiy disorder
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • narrow-angle glaucoma, presence/history of pheochromocytoma, cardiac/vascular disorders that would deteriorate with increases in blood pressure or heart rate
Drug interactions
  • antihypertensives, albuterol, paroxetine, fluoxetine, quinidine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Cautions
  • use with caution in patients with comorbid bipolar disorder (therapy may induce mixed/manic episodes)
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • decreased appetite
  • somnolence
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • constipation
  • urinary hesitation
  • erectile dysfunction
  • irritability
  • weight loss
  • hyperhidrosis
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
40 mg/day, increased after minimum of 3 days to ~80 mg/day
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on August, 2015)