Can strattera cause acne to become worse?
Question posted by adaugher7 on 12 Oct 2009
Last updated on 5 November 2022 by LoveSupps
All you have to do is search the Internet and the answer is YES. I'm a 55-year-old woman and hadn't broken out in so many years I can't remember, but after going on Strattera suddenly I'm breaking out on my face, neck and back, just as I did before menopause, just before my period. I believe it's an immunity issue, and I did read something like that online.
Causing or worsening acne is not a known side effect of Strattera, but it may be causing it.
If it is really bothersome please see your doctor.
The known side effects of Strattera are stated below:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Strattera:
Constipation; coughing; decreased appetite; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; fatigue; flushing; headache; increased sweating; mild stomach pain or upset; nausea; tiredness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Strattera:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; decreased sexual ability (eg, impotence, ejaculation problems); fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; menstrual cycle changes; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, anxiety, depression, irritability, persistent crying, unusual sadness); new or worsening behavior changes (eg, aggression, hostility, restlessness); numbness or tingling; one-sided weakness; pale stools; persistent fatigue or tiredness; prolonged or painful erection; seizure; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; stomach pain or tenderness; suicidal thoughts or attempts; trouble urinating; unusual vision or speech changes; unusually cold or blue fingers or toes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
- Strattera uses and safety info
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