Atomoxetine is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Tomoxetin (atomoxetine) is used to increase the ability to pay attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Tomoxetin is one of several brands of Atomoxetine. 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. A doctor may prescribe Tomoxetin for additional conditions.
Usage of Tomoxetin (atomoxetine)
Treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children six years of age and older, adolescents and adults.
When not to use Tomoxetin (atomoxetine)
Narrow angle glaucoma.
Treatment with an MAOI should not be initiated within 2 weeks after discontinuing atomoxetine.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation!
Caution when using Tomoxetin (atomoxetine)
It should be used with caution in patients with hypertension, tachycardia or cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.
Pulse and blood pressure should be measured periodically.
It should be used with caution in patients predisposed to hypotension.
Growth should be monitored during treatment.
Patients should use caution when driving or operating machinery.
Side Effects of Tomoxetin:
Upper abdominal pain, constipation, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, fatique, mood swings, decreased weight, decreased appetite, dizziness (vertigo), headache, somnolence, crying, irritability, cough, rhinorrhea, dermatitis, palpitations, flatulence, pyrexia, rigors, sinusitis, myalgia, insomnia, paresthesia, sinus headache, abnormal dreams, decreased libido.