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US brand name: Strattera
Generic name: atomoxetine


The other reason why Strattera is an ADD/ADHD med instead of an antidepressant is people with MDD who respond to a drug that is a norepinephrine-selective reuptake inhibitor (NSRI) make up something like 10–15% of the depressed population. At most. So in clinical trials that don’t target people with depression symptoms specific to norepinephrine issues Strattera will (and did) bomb and not be the bomb.

Regardless of why you’re taking it, I can’t stress the importance of a slow titration and staying at a dosage that works instead of ramping up to a target dosage. Like SSRIs, Strattera can frequently and suddenly stop working (poops out), but if you’re taking 80mg (or more) a day within two weeks of starting, you’re just asking for it to poop out on you. Lowering the dosage might help, but there’s no guarantee it will work as well as it used to, if at all.

I miss taking Strattera. I miss getting up at 5:00 a.m. (No, really, I actually like getting up early in the morning) ready to deal with the day. I miss how Strattera and Provigil worked so well together to regulate my sleep, keep me focused in the day time, and were the only really effective antidepressant combination, along with Risperdal, until the nowhere-near-as-good Vivactil & Lamictal cocktail I’m on now.

My brain liked it. My liver hated it.

For years Strattera (atomoxetine) was available only in the US. It is now available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? Yes

Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)

  • 10 mg white capsules
  • 18 mg gold and white capsules
  • 25 mg blue and white capsules
  • 40 mg blue capsules
  • 60 mg blue and gold capsules
  • 80 mg brown and white capsules
  • 100 mg brown capsules
Strattera capsules 10 to 60 mg
Strattera capsules. Top to bottom: 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg

Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

Strattera’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet

Discussion board

If you have any questions not answered here, please see the Crazymeds Strattera discussion board.


  1. Full US PI Sheet
  2. Instant Psychopharmacology 2nd Edition Ronald J. Diamond M.D. © 2002. Published by W.W. Norton
  3. Mosby’s Drug Consult 2007 (Generic Prescription Physician’s Reference Book Series)
  4. PDR: Physicians’ Desk Reference 2010 64th edition

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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 17:56:12 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
“Strattera (atomoxetine): Availability, Comments, Links, More” by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2011 Jerod Poore Published online 2011/03/16

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