Tomoxetinum review

Tomoxetinum is a 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 class of selective norepinephrine uptake inhibitors, which essentially means that it ups the brain's levels of a behavior-controlling substance called norepinephrine. With Tomoxetinum, typically attention span is improved and behavior is calmer. Its most popular brand name is Strattera, currently the only one that is Food and Drug Administration-approved in the USA.

If you are taking any monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, inform your doctor before taking this medication. It is highly likely that they will not allow you to take both at the same time, as combining them is quite dangerous. Also inform your doctor if you or any member of your family have or have had heart disease, glaucoma, or any depressive disorders.

While no harmful effects have been found in pregnant and breastfeeding women taking Tomoxetinum, check with your physician before beginning or continuing medication.

Tomoxetinum 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 prescription that your doctor gives you. It is not required to take it after a meal, but ingesting Tomoxetinum 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. Never ingest more than the prescribed dose of Tomoxetinum in a span of 24 hours.

Tomoxetinum is a known sleep-inducer, though not a potent one. Due to this, 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 Tomoxetinum is known to cause dizziness. Do not take other medicines, even herbal or over the counter ones, with Tomoxetinum without informing your doctor.

There is no need to alter your diet while on Tomoxetinum.

Note that studies have shown that children and teenagers taking Tomoxetinum 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 been adjusted. These effects do not seem to apply to adults. The most common side effect for them is somnolence.

Other side effects include nausea, pyrosis, constipation, languor, and increased sweatiness. These are nothing to be worried about with these side effects. 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 Tomoxetinum for as long as prescribed. If you feel that you need to continue taking the medicine, check with you doctor.

The medication must be stored at room temperature in a dry location. Once past the expiration date, discard it immediately.

Tomoxetinum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tomoxetinum

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

Generic name: Atomoxetine

Brand name(s): Strattera, Tomoxetina, Tomoxetine

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