Atomoxetine (Page 11 of 12)

Can atomoxetine capsules be taken with other medicines?

Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you or your child takes including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Atomoxetine capsules and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Your doctor will decide whether atomoxetine capsules can be taken with other medicines.

Especially tell your doctor if you or your child takes:

  • asthma medicines
  • anti-depression medicines including MAOIs
  • blood pressure medicines
  • cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants

Know the medicines that you or your child takes. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist.

Do not start any new medicine while taking atomoxetine capsules without talking to your doctor first.

How shlould atomoxetine capsules be taken?

  • Take atomoxetine capsules exactly as prescribed. Atomoxetine hydrochloride comes in different dose strength capsules. Your doctor may adjust the dose until it is right for you or your child.
  • Do not chew, crush, or open the capsules. Swallow atomoxetine capsules whole with water or other liquids. Tell your doctor if you or your child cannot swallow atomoxetine capsules whole. A different medicine may need to be prescribed.
  • Avoid touching a broken atomoxetine capsule. Wash hands and surfaces that touched an open atomoxetine capsule. If any of the powder gets in your eyes or your child’s eyes, rinse them with water right away and call your doctor.
  • Atomoxetine capsules can be taken with or without food.
  • Atomoxetine capsules are usually taken once or twice a day. Take atomoxetine capsules at the same time each day to help you remember. If you miss a dose of atomoxetine capsules, take it as soon as you remember that day. If you miss a day of atomoxetine capsules, do not double your dose the next day. Just skip the day you missed.
  • From time to time, your doctor may stop atomoxetine hydrochloride treatment for a while to check ADHD symptoms.
  • Your doctor may do regular checks of the blood, heart, and blood pressure while taking atomoxetine capsules. Children should have their height and weight checked often while taking atomoxetine capsules. Atomoxetine hydrochloride treatment may be stopped if a problem is found during these check-ups.
  • If you or your child takes too much atomoxetine capsules or overdoses, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.

What are possible side effects of atomoxetine capsules?

See “What is the most important information I should know about atomoxetine capsules?” for information on reported suicidal thoughts and actions, other mental problems, severe liver damage, and heart problems.

Other serious side effects include:

  • serious allergic reactions (call your doctor if you have trouble breathing, see swelling or hives, or experience other allergic reactions)
  • slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
  • problems passing urine including
    • trouble starting or keeping a urine stream
    • cannot fully empty the bladder

Common side effects in children and teenagers include:

  • upset stomach
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • mood swings

Common side effects in adults include:

  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • dizziness
  • sexual side effects
  • problems passing urine

Other information for children, teenagers, and adults:

  • Erections that won’t go away (priapism) have occurred rarely during treatment with atomoxetine hydrochloride. If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, seek medical help right away. Because of the potential for lasting damage, including the potential inability to have erections, priapism should be evaluated by a doctor immediately.
  • Atomoxetine hydrochloride may affect your ability or your child’s ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Be careful until you know how atomoxetine hydrochloride affects you or your child.
  • Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store atomoxetine capsules?

  • Store atomoxetine capsules in a safe place at room temperature, 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
  • Keep atomoxetine capsules and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about atomoxetine capsules

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use atomoxetine capsules for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give atomoxetine capsules to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about atomoxetine capsules. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about atomoxetine capsules that was written for healthcare professionals. For more information about atomoxetine capsules call 1-888-375-3784.

What are the ingredients in atomoxetine capsules?

Active ingredient: atomoxetine hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, dimethicone, FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide. The capsules are imprinted with edible black ink. The edible black ink contains black iron oxide E172, butyl alcohol, dehydrated alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, shellac and strong ammonia solution.

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This Medication Guide has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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