Atomoxetine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and
adults. It aids in enhancing attention and decreasing restlessness and impulsiveness in children and
Dosage and Administration
Atomoxetine is taken with or without food. Swallow the capsule whole, and don’t open the capsule.
If medicine from inside capsule gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water and seek doctor help.
Take medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and
continue your regular schedule. Make sure to not take double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Don’t use Atomoxetine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as phenelzine, furazolidone, rasagiline,
selegiline, isocarboxazid or tranylcyprmine in the last fourteen days. A dangerous drug attraction can
This medicine is avoided if you have glaucoma or pheochromocytoma.
Tell your doctor if you have any heart problems or congenital heart defects.
Patients who take atomoxetine are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. Caregivers should supervise
them closely and doctor may need to check at regular visits.
Atomoxetine may impair thinking so be careful if you drive or do anything that requires alertness.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of signs of allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing,
and swelling on face, lips, tongue and throat. Common side effects include irritation, dizziness, cough, dry
mouth, constipation, skin itching or rash and impotence, loss of interest in sex, increased menstrual
cramps and trouble having orgasm. Stop taking medicine and seek doctor help in case of chest pain,
numbness, burning, anxiety and shortness of breath, uneven heartbeat, nausea, and pain in stomach,
jaundice, hallucination, loss of appetite, increased blood pressure or tingly feeling.