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Straterra

Pronunciation

Straterra is a common misspelling of Strattera (atomoxetine).

What is Strattera (Straterra)?

Strattera (Straterra) is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Medications such as Strattera (Straterra) should always be part of a comprehensive treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures designed to asist in the treatmant of ADHD.

Strattera (Straterra) is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Exactly how Strattera (Straterra) works to treat ADHD is not known. It may work by boosting levels of norepinephrine, one of the brain chemicals responsible for regulating activity. This may affect attention span and behavior.

Strattera (Straterra) is the first ADHD medication to avoid classification as a controlled substance (a drug with potential for abuse). It is prescribed for children and adults.

During clinical trials, researchers found that Strattera (Straterra) slowed children's average rate of growth. It's not known whether final adult height and weight are affected, but the manufacturer recommends interrupting use of the drug if a child is not growing or gaining weight at the expected rate.

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