Strattera Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Strattera is a newer antidepressant drug though it is marketed for “ADHD”. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Strattera is also known as Atomoxetine.

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Strattera Drug Warnings:

There have been 27 drug regulatory agency warnings from eight countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union on Strattera (or atomoxetine). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

11 warnings on Strattera causing heart problems
9 warnings on Strattera causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
8 warnings on Strattera causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
7 warnings on Strattera causing cardiovascular disorders
4 warnings on Strattera causing hostility or aggression
4 warnings on Strattera causing agitation
4 warnings on Strattera causing mania or psychosis
4 warnings on Strattera causing liver problems
4 warnings on Strattera causing hallucinations
2 warnings on Strattera causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Strattera causing seizures or convulsions
1 warning on Strattera causing anxiety
1 warning on Strattera causing abnormal behavior
1 warning on Strattera causing muscle problems
1 warning on Strattera causing self-harm
1 warning on Strattera causing sleep problems
1 warning on Strattera causing irritability
1 warning on Strattera causing death or increased risk of death
1 warning on Strattera causing depression
1 warning on Strattera causing stroke

Strattera Drug Studies:

There have been eight studies done in 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, italy, Netherlands, Scotland, United Kingdom and United States) on Strattera (or atomoxetine). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

2 studies on Strattera causing mania or psychosis
1 study on Strattera causing cardiovascular disorders
1 study on Strattera causing newborn complications
1 study on Strattera causing pregnancy complications
1 study on Strattera causing violence
1 study on Strattera causing heart problems
1 study on Strattera causing hostility or aggression
1 study on Strattera causing lowered bone mass
1 study on Strattera causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
1 study on Strattera causing hallucinations
1 study on Strattera causing irritability
1 study on Strattera having lack of efficacy

Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 10,877 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Strattera.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 958 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 909 cases of fatigue
  • 878 cases of somnolence
  • 796 cases of nausea
  • 762 cases of feeling abnormal
  • 711 cases of abnormal behavior
  • 599 cases of vomiting
  • 585 cases of insomnia
  • 582 cases of headaches
  • 560 cases of aggression


Documented Side Effects of Strattera:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Abdominal pain
Abnormal thoughts
Aggression
Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Changes
Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet or legs
Chest pain
Decreased sex drive/ability
Dizziness or faintness
Fast/pounding heartbeat
Hallucinating
Hostility
Insomnia
Mania
Mood swings
Muscle pain

Nausea
Painful or irregular menstrual periods
Psychosis
Seizures
Serious Cardiovascular Events
Severe Liver Injury
Shortness of breath
Slow or difficult speech
Somnolence
Suicidal Ideation
Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Unusual dreams
Weight loss



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.