Strattera is a brand medication that contains Atomoxetine, which belongs to a class of medications known as Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It works by balancing the chemical in the brain to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Strattera is available as capsules. It can be taken with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsule.
For Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
Take 40mg daily once in the morning or 20mg twice daily. It can be increased to 80 mg daily after at least 3 days, and it can be increased to 100 mg daily after 2-4 more weeks.
Children above 6 years of age
Above 70kg: 40mg daily once in the morning or 20mg twice daily. It can be increased to 80 mg daily after at least 3 days, and it can be increased to 100 mg daily after 2-4 more weeks.
Less than 70kg: 0.5 mg/kg daily once in the morning or dividing the dose twice daily. It can be increased to 1.2 mg/kg daily after at least 3 days, and it can be increased to 1.4 mg/kg daily or up to 100 mg daily after 2-4 more weeks.
Common dosing schedule:
Strattera can be taken once in the morning or twice daily, with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Strattera may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Strattera is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Strattera in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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