can anyone help me please my son is 6 yrs old and lives with autisum as well as adhd he has been prescribed strattea 10mg for the first week and going up there after untill he will be on 28mg is that to much for a young child? my main cincern is reading that some people can have suicide thoughts this frightens me as how will i no this with him only been 6 and when could this happen anytime?? or at the begining... how long will the side effects last if he has some this is so hard as a parent as you wont the best for your child and making a decision like this is life changing please help i need some feedback from anyone who has been through this possitive or neg thanks amanda
The side effects are: hallucinations; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, anxiety, depression, irritability, persistent crying, unusual sadness); new or worsening behavior changes (eg, aggression, hostility, restlessness); seizure; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; suicidal thoughts or attempts; besides some other effects.
You need to talk to the doc ASAP, surely he could be of help in suggesting an alternate medication.
The dosage depends upon various factors, & is ascertained by the doc, such as:
Strattera (atomoxetine hydrochloride): the age; the weight; Other medical conditions that may be present; Other medications that are being taken.
Please, do not adjust the Strattera dosage unless the healthcare provider specifically instructs to do so.
Hope that your son gets well soon, God bless him!
- Strattera Information for Consumers
- Strattera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Strattera (detailed)
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