Strattera (atomoxetine) is a medication used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unlike some other medications for ADHD, such as stimulants, Strattera is a non-stimulant medication.
Strattera works by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, specifically norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in attention and alertness. By increasing the levels of norepinephrine in the brain, Strattera can help improve symptoms of ADHD, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Strattera is usually taken once a day, and it can take several weeks to see the full effects of the medication. It is important to take Strattera as prescribed by your doctor and to follow up regularly to monitor the effectiveness of the medication and any side effects.
It is also important to note that Strattera may not be the right medication for everyone with ADHD. Your doctor will consider your individual situation, medical history, and symptoms to determine if Strattera is a suitable treatment option for you.