Strattera generic name atomoxetine belong to a family of drugs that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased. If being used to treat a child drinking of alcohol is not a consideration.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a congenital heart defect, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, recent heart attack, coronary artery disease, history of stroke, blood clots, heart attack, high or low blood pressure, liver disease, urination problems, a family history of mental illness, psychotic disorder, bipolar illness, depression or suicide attempt or if anyone in your family has died suddenly from a heart attack.
Less serious side effects are iiritable, dizzy, drowsy, have constipation, cough, dry mouth, skin rash, itching, sleep problems, increased menstrual cramps, impotence, loss of interest in sex or trouble having an orgasm. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, chest pain, short of breath, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling faint, unusual thoughts or behaviour, aggression, hallucinations, nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, increased blood pressure resulting in severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in ears, anxiety, confusion or seizure.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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