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Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhib.. Atomoxetine hydrochloride 10,18,25,40, 60,80,100mg. HARD CAPS.:28. Can be admin.as a single dly. dose in the morn.
Ped.pts.: ≤70 kg bdy. wt:
Initiat. at a total dly. dose of approx. 0.5 mg/kg. The init. dose should be maintain. for a minim. of 7 d. prior to upward dose titrat. accord. to clinical response and tolerab. The recomm. mainten. dose is approx. 1.2 mg/kg/d No addit. benefit has been demonstrat. for doses higher than 1.2 mg/kg/d. The safety of single doses over 1.8 mg/kg/d. & total dly. doses above 1.8 mg/kg have not been systemat. evaluated. In some cases it might be approp.to cont. tmt. into adulthood.
Ped.pts.: >70 kg bdy. wt.:
Initiat. at a total dly. dose of 40 mg. The init. dose should be maint. for a minim.of 7 d. prior to upward dose titrat. accord. to clinic. response and tolerab. The recomm. maint. dose is 80mg. No addit. benefit has been demonstrat. for doses higher than 80 mg. The max. recomm. total dly. dose is 100 mg. The safety of sing. doses over 120mg and total dly. doses above 150mg have not been systemat. evaluat.
Adult.: init. at a total dly. dose of 40 mg. The init.dose should be maint. for a min. of 7 days prior to upward dose titrat. accord. to clinic.response and tolerab. The recomm. maint. dly. dose is 80 mg - 100 mg. The max. recomm.total dly. dose is 100 mg. The safety of single doses over 120mg and total dly. doses above 150 mg have not been systematica. evaluat.
Strattera is indic. for the tmt. of ADHD in child. of 6 yrs. & older, in adolesc. and in adult. as part of a comprehens. tmt. programme. Tmt. must be init. by a specialist in the tmt. of ADHD, such as a paediatrician, child/adolescent psychiatrist, or psychiatrist. Diagnosis should be made accord. to current DSM criteria or the guideline. in ICD.
In adults, the presence of sympt. of ADHD that were pre-exist. in childhood should be confirmed. Third-party corroborat. is desirable and Strattera should not be init. when the verificat. of childhood ADHD sympt. is uncertain. Diagnosis cannot be made solely on the presence of one or more sympt. of ADHD. Based on clinical judgm. , pts. should have ADHD of at least moder. sever. as indicat.by at least moder. function. impair. in 2 or more settings (for example, social, academic, and/or occupation. funct..), affect. several aspects of an individual’s life.