Initial Treatment Dosing of children and
adolescents up to 70 kg body weight —
STRATTERA should be initiated at a
total daily dose of approximately 0.5 mg/ kg and increased after a
minimum of 3 days to a target total daily dose of approximately 1.2
mg/ kg administered either as a single daily dose in the morning or
as evenly divided doses in the morning and late afternoon/ early
evening. No additional benefit has been demonstrated for doses
higher than 1.2 mg/ kg/ day (see CLINICAL STUDIES).
There is no evidence available from controlled trials to indicate
how long the patient with ADHD should be treated with STRATTERA. It
is generally agreed, however, that pharmacological treatment of ADHD
may be needed for extended periods. Nevertheless, the physician who
elects to use STRATTERA for extended periods should periodically
reevaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual
If you think you or anyone else taken
overdose of Atomoxetine , immediately telephone your doctor or
contact your local or regional Poisons Information Centre Seek
immediately. You may need urgent
General Dosing Information
STRATTERA may be taken with or without food. The safety of single
doses over 120 mg and total daily doses above 150 mg have not been
What if Overdose of Atomoxetine ?
What if Missed Dose of Atomoxetine ?
If you miss a dose of Atomoxetine medicine and you remember within
an hour or so, take the dose immediately. If you do not remember
until later, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular
schedule. Do not double doses.
Adults and children weighing 70 kg (154 lb) or less: Initially, 0.5
mg/kg/day P.O. Increase after at least 3 days to target daily dosage
of 1.2 mg/kg, given either as single daily dose in morning or as
evenly divided doses in morning and late afternoon or early evening.
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