Strattera 60mg Capsules 28
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: atomoxetine
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STRATTERAÒ - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Strattera. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Strattera against the benefits it may have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
What Strattera is used for
Strattera is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. ADHD is a behavioural disorder in children, adolescents and adults who show lack of focus and/or hyperactivity that is much more frequent or severe than others who are close in age or development.
Strattera works by acting on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling behaviour.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Available evidence suggests that Strattera does not have a significant potential for abuse.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Before you take Strattera
When you must not take it
Do not take Strattera if you have an allergy to:
• any medicine containing atomoxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredient in Strattera)
• any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
Do not take Strattera if you are taking medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have been taking a MAOI within the last 14 days. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure as to whether or not you are taking a MAOI.
If you do take Strattera while you are taking a MAOI, you may experience shaking (tremor), shivering, muscle stiffness, fever, rapid pulse, rapid breathing or confusion.
Do not take Strattera if you have high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), or have a family history of glaucoma.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you should start taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Before you start to take it
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
• high blood pressure
• low blood pressure
• fast heart beat
• heart disease
• conditions affecting blood flow in the brain, such as stroke
• liver disease
• kidney disease
• an overactive thyroid gland
• enlargement or disease of the prostate
• difficulty passing urine.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
Safety and effectiveness in elderly patients older than 65 years and children younger than 6 years have not been established.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you start taking Strattera.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines and Strattera may interfere with each other. These include:
• monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), medicines used to treat some types of depression. You should stop taking MAOIs at least two weeks before starting Strattera
• certain medi
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Strattera 60mg Capsules 56 (2 x 28)