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Tomoxetina

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Tomoxetina is a prescribed oral medication used to treat, or as a part of a program to treat, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is a non-stimulant medication that falls under the medication class called selective norepinephrine uptake inhibitors, which essentially means that it ups the brain's levels of a behavior-controlling substance called norepinephrine. With Tomoxetina, attention span is frequently improved and behavior is often calmer. Its most popular brand name is Strattera, currently the only Food and Drug Administration-approved one in the USA.

If you are taking any monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, you should inform your doctor beforehand. It is highly likely that he or she will not allow you to take both at the same time, as combining them is quite dangerous. Also inform your doctor if your family or you have a history of heart illness, glaucoma, or any depressive disorders.

While no harmful effects have been found in pregnant and breastfeeding women taking Tomoxetina, it would still be safest to check with a physician before beginning or continuing medication.

Tomoxetina is taken in the form of a capsule - it should never be opened and ingested in its powder form. It is often taken once or twice a day, but stick to the prescribed amount your doctor gives you. It is not required to take it after a meal, but ingesting Tomoxetina on an empty stomach may result in discomfort. If you forget to take a capsule, take it as soon as you remember unless it is already almost time for your next dose. Do not take two capsules just to compensate either. Never ingest more than the required dose of Tomoxetina in a span of 24 hours.

Tomoxetina is a known sleep-inducer, though not a potent one; however, to err on the side of safety do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in any other potentially dangerous tasks until you are certain of the medication's effects on you. Be careful with making sudden movements as well, as Tomoxetina is known to cause dizziness. Do not take other medicines, even herbal ones, together with Tomoxetina without informing your doctor.

There is no need to worry about any special dietary precautions to be taken while on Tomoxetina.

It is extremely important to note that studies have shown that children and teenagers taking Tomoxetina have a tendency to become depressed and have suicidal thoughts. Monitor their behavior very closely for any changes, especially at the beginning or when their doses have just been changed.

These effects, however, do not seem to apply to adults, for whom the most common side effect is merely somnolence. Other effects include wamble, pyrosis, costiveness, languidness, and increased sweatiness. These are nothing to be worried about; only approach your doctor if they are quite severe. Immediately contact your physician, however, if you experience chest pain, sudden mood changes, stool or urine discoloration, or significantly lowered sexual ability.

Only take Tomoxetina for as long as prescribed. To continue taking the medicine, check with your doctor again. It must be stored at room temperature in a dry location. Once past the expiration date, discard it immediately.

Tomoxetina has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tomoxetina


• Molecular formula of tomoxetina is C17H21NO
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N-methyl-3-(2-methylphenoxy)-3-phenyl-propan-1-amine
• Molecular weight is 255.355 g/mol
Tomoxetina available : 10mg capsules, 18mg capsules, 25mg capsules, 40mg capsules, 60mg capsules, 80mg capsules, 100mg capsules

Generic name: Atomoxetine

Brand name(s): Strattera, Tomoxetine, Tomoxetinum

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