Strattera is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works by altering brain chemicals and nerves involved with impulse control.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Strattera exactly as prescribed.
Don’t take Strattera within 2 weeks of using an MAOI.
New or worsening psychosis may occur, especially in people with mental illness. Young people may have thoughts of suicide when they start taking Strattera.
Strattera has caused heart attack, stroke, and sudden death in people with heart disease, high blood pressure, and heart defects.
Before taking Strattera, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Strattera include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Is Strattera a stimulant?
No. Strattera affects brain chemistry and works similar to antidepressant drugs like SSRIs.
How long will Strattera take to work?
Strattera takes from one to four weeks to start working. Your doctor will start you on a lower dose and increase it as needed to achieve results.