Eli Lilly | Atomoxetine (Medication)


Atomoxetine is used as part of a total treatment program to increase the ability to pay attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in children and adults with ADHD.

Atomoxetine is in a class of medications called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It works by increasing the levels of norepinephrine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control behavior. ...

Side Effect:

In clinical trials in adults, the most commonly reported side effects are decreased appetite, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth and feeling sick. Other side effects were similar to trials in children, except that adults also commonly reported sexual problems, such as difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, problems with ejaculation or orgasm, or problems with irregular or painful periods.

Some side effects can be serious:fast or pounding heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, slow or difficult speech, dizziness or faintness, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hives, rash, abnormal thoughts, hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), erection that lasts for several hours or longer, seizures

Atomoxetine may cause sudden death in children and teenagers with heart defects or serious heart problems. This medication also may cause sudden death, heart attack or stroke in adults, especially adults with heart defects or serious heart problems. ...


This medicine should not be used if your child is allergic to one or any of its ingredients. It's mandatory to notify your healthcare provider if your child has previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel your child has experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...