Strattera should not be taken if you or your child: are taking or have taken within the past two weeks a medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); have an eye problem called glaucoma; are allergic to anything in STRATTERA.
Tell your doctor if you or a family member has a history of high or low blood pressure, increased heart rate, heart or blood vessel disease or structural heart defects. When on Strattera, tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting, as these may be signs of heart-related conditions that may be life threatening.
In rare cases, Strattera can cause severe liver problems. Call your doctor right away if you or your child has itching, dark urine, yellow skin/eyes, upper right-side abdominal tenderness, or unexplained "flu-like" symptoms.
Tell the doctor about any family history of or if you or your child: has bipolar illness (manic-depressive illness); or has suicidal thoughts or actions before starting Strattera.
If your child develops new psychological symptoms such as abnormal thoughts/behaviors and/or extreme elevated or irritable moods, while taking Strattera you should report them to your child's doctor right away.
For male patients, call your doctor right away if you or your child experience priapism, a painful or prolonged erection lasting more than 4 hours.
Other rare but serious side effects include: serious allergic reactions including swelling, hives, or other allergic reactions; problems passing urine; and slowing of growth in children. As with all ADHD medications, growth should be monitored during treatment although height and weight data for Strattera measured up to 3 years indicates minimal, if any, long-term effects.
Tell your doctor about all prescription and nonprescription medicines
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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