Atomoxetine is used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Take atomoxetine regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Prolonged erection (longer than four hours)
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Fast or irregular heartbeat, chest pain
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Agitation, anxiety, mood changes
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor|
Headache, trouble sleeping, drowsiness
Tremor, tingling or numbness, muscle weakness
Painful or irregular periods, hot flushing, changes in sexual function
Dry mouth, changes in taste, change of appetite or weight, constipation
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
|Take with food|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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