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Review: could Strattera cause Akathisia?

Summary: Akathisia could be caused by Strattera, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lexapro, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 18,394 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 (latest outcomes from 19,119 users) has active ingredients of atomoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) (latest reports from 22,101 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder.

On Apr, 24, 2014: 18,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera. Among them, 22 people (0.12%) have Akathisia. They amount to 0.10% of all the 22,101 people who have Akathisia on eHealthMe.

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. Cymbalta (4 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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