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Review: could Strattera cause Akathisia?

Summary: Akathisia is found among people who take Strattera, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We study 18,424 people who have side effects while taking Strattera from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

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Strattera

Strattera has active ingredients of atomoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 19,155 Strattera users)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder. (latest reports from 5,774 Akathisia patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 18,424 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera. Among them, 22 people (0.12%) have Akathisia.

Trend of Akathisia in Strattera reports

Time on Strattera when people have Akathisia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Akathisia40.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Strattera * :

FemaleMale
Akathisia33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Strattera * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Akathisia0.00%21.05%21.05%5.26%15.79%5.26%31.58%0.00%

Severity of Akathisia when taking Strattera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Akathisia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Akathisia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (7 people, 31.82%)
  2. Depression (3 people, 13.64%)
  3. Sleep disorder (2 people, 9.09%)
  4. Endometriosis (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Anxiety (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (9 people, 40.91%)
  2. Zyprexa (7 people, 31.82%)
  3. Cialis (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Zoloft (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Levitra (4 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Our son is very high IQ and has ADHD. He had been on Adderal xr until recently. The psychiatrist said that that may be causing the tics. He has been off the Adderall for 3 days now and still is having this body spasms...it's very weird looking and he does not realize it's happening.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Within 3 to 4 months of starting ABILIFY, I gained about 40 pounds. As for the akathisia (feeling of restlessness or shaking on the inside), it wasn't bad until my dose got to 15mg. Eventually it went away and I still take 15mg/day. (haven't been able to lose much weight though. Side effects with EFFEXOR include severe sweating and a electric zap-like feeling in my head if I forget a dose or even miss it by a few hours.

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