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What is atomoxetine?
Atomoxetine is in a class of medications called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It is used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. Atomoxetine is not approved for use in children under 6 years, since safety and efficacy in this age group have not been established. Metformin and metformin XR should not be used in patients: with kidney problem; with liver problems; with heart problems treated with medications like Lanoxin (digoxin) or Lasix (furosemide); who drink a lot of alcohol; are seriously dehydrated; are going to have an x-ray procedure with injection of dyes; are going to surgery; develop a serious problem such as a heart attack, severe infection, or stroke; are 80 years or older and have not had kidney function tested.
Suicidal thinking and behavior:
Atomoxetine increased the risk of suicidal thoughts in short-term studies in children or adolescents with ADHD. No one committed suicide in these studies, but more patients had thoughts of suicide when taking atomoxetine than those taking sugar pills. Anyone considering the use of atomoxetine in a child or adolescent must balance this risk …