Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)
What is Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) used for?
Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) is used as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When used as part of a comprehensive treatment program, it can help to reduce hyperactivity in those who suffer from this condition, while also increasing the ability to pay attention. It works by increasing the levels of a natural substance called norepinephrine, which is used by the brain to help control behavior.
How should I use Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)?
When patients are using Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) tablets to treat ADHD, they are normally given a low dosage to start with, which may then be increased after 3 days, and again after 2 to 4 weeks. Although some patients may notice that their condition has improved after 1 week of treatment, it can take up to one month before the full benefits of this drug are noticed. Patients should not discontinue taking this medication without first consulting their physician.
What are the side effects of Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)?
When Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) tablets are taken to treat ADHD, patients may experience some side effects, such as:
It is important that you immediately consult your physician if you experience any other more serious side effects, such as chest pain, a severe headache, slurred speech or changes in vision.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.