Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)
What is Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) used for?
Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) is an oral medication prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It operates by adjusting the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect hyperactivity and impulse control to reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as inattention, constant fidgeting, or impulsive behavior. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)?
Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) is normally administered once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these tablets whole with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack is recommended if you experience discomfort. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, crushing, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride)?
Side effects associated with the use of Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) include:
Serious side effects that may require medical attention are numbness, burning sensations, faintness, chest pain, trouble breathing, hypertension, urinary retention, unusual thoughts, hallucinations, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately tell your physician about any unusual symptoms you experience to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency are made to prevent further problems from appearing.
Do not use Axepta (Atomoxetine Hydrochloride) if the patient being treated is under six years old or if you have closed angle glaucoma, a heart condition, blood disorders, a tumor affecting the adrenal glands, or if you have taken an MAOI medication in the last fourteen days. Also inform your physician if you have epilepsy, depression, cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, hypotension, hypertension, irregular heart rate, tachycardia, kidney failure, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.