Strattera Side Effects Range From Nausea to Liver Damage

Strattera side effects have been the topic of much recent research, as it was released in January of 2003 as a safer alternative to Ritalin, the most prescribed ADHD treatment on the market. Some of these side effects are common to other prescription medications, while others can be very serious.

Unlike Ritalin, which is a stimulant, Strattera is a non-stimulant medication. It is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, which means it acts to balance the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, an important brain chemical.

It is the imbalance of these chemicals that is believed to be the root of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and related medical conditions, although modern science does not know for sure.

The possible Strattera side effects are numerous, and in some cases can cause serious harm.

Although Strattera is helpful in temporarily alleviating the symptoms of ADHD (difficulty paying attention, staying still, concentrating, controlling urges), you should be aware of Strattera side effects before deciding to take it to help treat the condition.

Side Effects of Strattera

People who have been taking Strattera have reported many different side effects. The following Strattera side effects and precautions are taken directly from the official Strattera web site:

Most Common Strattera Side Effects

Children & Adolescents

  • Upset Stomach
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Mood Swings

"Some children may experience a loss of weight when starting treatment with Strattera. As with all ADHD medications, growth should be monitored during treatment."

The official site also warns of allergic reactions such as swelling and hives which can be serious.


  • Constipation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Problems Sleeping
  • Sexual Side Effects
  • Problems Urinating
  • Menstrual Cramps

The official site also warns of allergic reactions such as swelling and hives which can be serious.

Other Possible Strattera Side Effects

It is very important to know that long-term effects of Strattera in children have not been well established.

There are concerns about more serious side effects as well. The site warns you to consult your doctor if you have any liver problems as you may need a lower dose.

Also, if you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure or irregular heart beat, taking Strattera could be dangerous.

Although some of these Strattera side effects are rare, it is still a major concern and doctors should be very careful about prescribing Strattera and for this reason.

Because Ritalin can be prescribed by any doctor, many of them may not be as aware of the danger signs as a trained psychiatrist would be, thus prescribing Strattera for a patient who might experience serious Strattera side effects.

If you do decide that Strattera is right for you or your child, or someone you know is currently taking Strattera, make sure you are aware of all of the possible side effects and make sure that their physician is fully aware of their medical history and current health condition.

A natural alternative to Strattera and other ADHD medications

Many studies indicate that ADHD might be due to poor health of the neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are responsible for all of the processes in your body. Poor neurotransmitter health is a result of inadequate nutrients being delivered to your brain.

Many teenagers and adults have serious nutrient deficiencies due to their diets and lifestyles. We have found a product with natural ingredients that can "feed" the neurotransmitters. These natural ingredients can help promote brain function - increasing mental concentration and self-control, as well as helping maintain focus and attention.

The product is a special Focus ADHD Formula and it contains all natural ingredients that may help treat the symptoms of ADHD as well as promote general health and well-being. Focus ADHD Formula has a synergized blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other important nutrients for the body.

Many of our staff as well as our visitors have experienced success with Focus ADHD. One of our staff member's teenage sons is currently taking it to avoid the possible Strattera side effects. She has reported that thus far it seems to be helpful in treating some of his ADHD symptoms.

More information about Focus ADHD:

We extensively researched the company that makes this natural formula and have found that they adhere to strict GMP compliance, which are the highest manufacturing standards in the world. This ensures the quality and effectiveness of the ingredients.

Also, they only use standardized herbal extracts, the purest herbal extracts with the highest quality and therapeutic benefits.

All of the ingredients are supported with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) which guarantees their potency and safety.

Lastly, all of the nutritional products are formulated by a highly-trained, highly-credentialed scientific team that can blend these nutrients perfectly to ensure that they do not interact adversely and offer the maximum benefits to your body.

Read more about Focus ADHD and see how you can avoid Strattera side effects today.

As with all health supplements, results vary from person to person so be sure to consult your physician or qualified medical professional before taking any product to avoid possible Strattera side effects.

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