Strattera Side Effects

What are Strattera side effects?

Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Strattera may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Strattera as a result of an interaction with other medications.

Side Effects of Strattera

The side effects of Strattera may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Strattera. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Strattera may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Strattera, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Strattera.

By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Strattera, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Strattera and the side effects associated with Strattera are described in the following:

Common Strattera Side Effects

Severe

  • urinary retention
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • dysmenorrhea

Less Severe

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain with Cramps
  • xerostomia
  • constipation
  • drowsy
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • headache disorder
  • Flushing
  • Anorexia
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • sedation

Less Frequent Strattera Side Effects

Severe

  • mood changes
  • depression
  • tachycardia
  • Irritability
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • menstrual disorder
  • dizziness

Less Severe

  • libido changes
  • disorder of ejaculation
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • dysuria
  • dyspepsia
  • hyperhidrosis
  • tremors
  • Paresthesia
  • skin rash
  • Sinus Headache
  • Prostatitis
  • weight loss
  • conjunctivitis
  • blurred vision
  • Pelvic Pain

Rare or Very Rare Strattera Side Effects

Severe

  • suicidal ideation
  • agitation
  • aggressive behavior
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • prolonged QT interval
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • chest pain
  • angioedema
  • priapism
  • acute hepatic failure
  • drug-induced hepatitis
  • urticaria
  • drug-induced psychosis
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • syncope
  • seizure disorder
  • Anaphylaxis
  • manic disorder
  • hostility
  • Jaundice
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • rhabdomyolysis

Less Severe

  • Orgasm Disorder
  • Mydriasis
  • palpitations
  • pharyngitis
  • Sensation of Cold
  • pruritus of skin
  • Lethargy
  • Hypesthesia
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • General Weakness
  • alopecia