Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule

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Introduction

Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (a behavioral disorder in children marked by poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties). It helps to improve attention span, concentration and reduces impulsive behavior.

Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, increased heart rate, and high blood pressure. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. This medicine causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts. This medicine may increase your blood pressure, so it is better to monitor it regularly and consult your doctor if it is bothersome.

Benefits of Tomoxetin Capsule

In Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that makes a person impulsive, restless, creates difficulty in concentrating or paying attention, and leads to behavioral issues. Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule helps you improve these symptoms, making you more alert, energetic, and focused. It is the most effective medicine for treating ADHD. It improves your behavior and enhances the quality of life.

Side effects of Tomoxetin Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tomoxetin

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure

How to use Tomoxetin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tomoxetin Capsule works

Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule modulates the activity of certain chemical messengers in the brain, which increases attention and decreases restlessness. It is a non-stimulant medicine.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Take Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Your doctor will monitor your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while taking the medicine.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience unusual changes in mood or behavior or suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Propylamine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Sympthatomimmetics-ADHD (Non stimulant)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Tomoxetin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex, Morex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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ADHD (inattentive type) with social anxiety disorder
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
According to American Pychiatric Association, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) affects about 5 percent of children and about half of them carry those symptoms into adulthood.The basic symptoms include inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD in children manifests as lack of attention, being accident prone and disturbance in academic performance. In adults, fidgetiness is often sign of hyperactivity. Other common manifestations are disorganized, forgetful and clumsy adult who appears to have difficulty in handling responsibilities. Once diagnosed, management includes Medicines and psychotherapy. It is an ongoing process and not a few month course to get rid of problem. Coping is a major part of symptom management.
I have attention disorder problem?
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
please elaborate your symptoms.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule to start working?

In general, you can expect to see a positive change during the first month of taking Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule. After the first month of taking the medication, your dose might be raised if you are not benefitting enough from it.

Q. Is nausea common during the treatment with Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule?

Nausea is a common side-effect of this medicine. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to reduce the feeling of nausea. Also, avoid food that is salty, spicy, fried, or fatty.

Q. When should I call my doctor right away?

Get medical help right away if you get suicidal thoughts, chest pain or if you experience severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

Q. What medicine should be avoided along with Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule?

Avoid taking any other anti-depressant along with Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule without consulting your doctor. This is because the combination may cause side-effects like shaking (tremor), shivering, muscle stiffness, fever, rapid pulse, rapid breathing or confusion.

Q. Can I give Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule to my 3-year-old child?

No Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule should only be used in children 6 years and older.

Q. When to take Tomoxetin 10mg Capsule?

This medicine is usually taken one or two times a day (early morning and late afternoon/early evening). If you find that you are sleepy during the day talk to your doctor about the best time to take your medicine.

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