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Composition for AXEPTA

Atomoxetine(10 mg)

food interaction for AXEPTA

alcohol interaction for AXEPTA

pregnancy interaction for AXEPTA

lactation interaction for AXEPTA

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Axepta 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Axepta 10 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Axepta 10 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Axepta 10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Atomoxetine(10 mg)


Axepta 10 mg tablet is used to help control the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (difficulty staying focused, paying attention, controlling behavior, and over-activity).

How it works

Axepta 10 mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called nor-adrenaline reuptake inhibitor. It works by increasing the amount of chemical noradrenaline in brain, thereby decreasing impulsiveness and hyperactivity.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Constipation, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Pain during periods, Difficulty in urination, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Loss of appetite, Mood swings, Stomach pain, Weight loss, Absence of menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual cycle


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Expert advice for AXEPTA

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: heart problems, liver problems, stroke, psychotic problems (hallucinations, mania [unusual behavior due to feeling elated or over-excited], agitation), aggressive feelings, unfriendly or angry feelings, fits, mood swings, suicidal thoughts, experience repeated twitching of body parts.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Seek medical advice if you have dark urine, yellow skin or yellow eyes, stomach pain and soreness on right side below the ribs, unexplained nausea, tiredness, itching, feeling of coming down with flu.
  • Do not operate or drive machinery as atomoxetine can make you tired, sleepy or dizzy.

Frequently asked questions for AXEPTA


Q. Is atomoxetine a controlled drug?
Atomoxetine is not a controlled drug.

Q. Is atomoxetine an antidepressant? 
Atomoxetine is sometimes used to treat depression however it is not an approved antidepressant.

Q. Why does atomoxetine lack abuse potential?
 Atomoxetine has very less affinity to dopamine, GABAA, and opioid µ receptor therefore lacks abuse potential.
Q. Is atomoxetine a stimulant or addictive?
Atomoxetine is not a stimulant or addictive.

Q. Does atomoxetine give you energy or get you high?
 Atomoxetine does not give you energy or make you high.
Q. Is atomoxetine and amphetamine same?
Atomoxetine, amphetamine, and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) belong to different class of medicines.
Q. Is atomoxetine like Adderall?
 It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with different doses and side effects.
Q. Is atomoxetine safe?
Atomoxetine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Strattera with Wellbutrin, Vyvanse, Cymbalta, ibuprofen, Benadryl, melatonin, Concerta, Lexapro, Claritin? 
Atomoxetine (Strattera) when taken with bupropion (Wellbutrin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), ibuprofen, Benadryl, ecitalopram (Lexapro) can lead to increased side effects caused by either medicine. Atomoxetine can be taken with melatonin, Concerta (methylphenidate) and loratadine (Claritin). Do consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does atomoxetine cause weight loss or palpitations?
Atomoxetine can cause weight loss.

Q. Does atomoxetine help you sleep?
Atomoxetine can cause sleepiness, and palpitation.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)