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Atomoxetine - Interactions and Warnings

Atomoxetine was originally called tomoxetine. The name was recently changed in order to avoid any potential confusion with tamoxifen that might lead to errors in dispensing drug.

Side effects of the drug include decreased appetite, upset stomach, nausea or vomiting and tiredness. In addition to these adverse effects, some of the most common side effects in adults were problems sleeping, dry mouth, dizziness, and sexual side effects.

Tomoxetine is a selective inhibitor of noradrenaline reuptake and has a specific effect on mood.
- Psychopharmacology (Berl) 1984;83(1):126-8 -- An early phase II clinical trial of tomoxetine (LY139603) in the treatment of newly admitted depressed patients. -- Chouinard G, Annable L, Bradwejn J.

Tomoxetine selectively inhibits norepinephrine uptake.
- J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1985 Jan;232(1):139-43 -- Clinical pharmacology of tomoxetine, a potential antidepressant.

Transient appetite suppression the most frequently reported side effect.
- J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2001 Summer;11(2):167-70 -- An open-label trial of tomoxetine in pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. -- Kratochvil CJ, Bohac D, Harrington M, Baker N, May D, Burke WJ.

Consult with your physician if you have chronic heart problems, diabetes or if you are pregnant, planning to be or breastfeeding.

Consult with your physician before taking other prescriptions with this medication and if you are taking herbs, vitamins or supplements - especially ones that may have an effect on mood or the brain.

last update: November 2008

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