Straterra is a brand name that contains generic Atomoxetine as an active chemical entity. Straterra is an effective remedy that makes you concentrate, pay attention toward your work and reduce the impulsiveness of the person. it can be used in the treatment of a child suffering from attention deficient hyperactivity disorder that goes into the adulthood of that particular person. Straterra is also effective in the psychological, social treatment and act as a synergistic agent that enhance the effectiveness of standard antidepressants. Straterra acts by restoring the natural chemical in the brain such as a neurotransmitter.
Working of Straterra?
Straterra is known to act by inhibiting the reuptake of pre-synaptic norepinephrine transporter and result in increased level of norepinephrine in the brain which controls the behavior of a person.
How to consume Straterra?
For children, the initial dose is 0.5mg per kg body weight which can be increased up to three times in divided dose.
For children and adolescent above the 70 kg weight, the initial dose is 40 mg and daily dose might increase up to 100mg that can be taken in divided dose.
Take a capsule as a whole twice a day with or without a meal, first, the dose should be consumed in the early morning and the second dose should be consumed in the late afternoon or late evening and don't crush or chewed.
Conflicting effects of Straterra?
Conflicting effects of Straterra includes irregular heartbeat, unusual rhythm of the heart , aggravated suicidal thoughts, short tempered, feeling inhospitable and angry, frequent mood changes, serious hypersensitive reaction includes symptoms such as distension of the face and throat, problem in breathing, reaction like rashes, itchy patches of skin, seizures, psychotic symptoms, hallucinations.
Safety instruction of Straterra-
Some precaution should be taken to avoid the harmful effects and mishap
- Avoid the heavy dose of Straterra in case you are suffering from hypertension, hypotension, and liver disease.
- In case you're epileptic, Straterra increases the frequency of epileptic seizure episodes.
- If you developed the suicidal thoughts, consult about that condition about the doctor.