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Review: could Strattera cause Lethargy?

Summary: Lethargy could be caused by Strattera, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Concerta, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 18,314 people who have side effects while taking Strattera from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,740 have Lethargy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lethargy and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 18,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Strattera. Among them, 1,740 people (9.50%) have Lethargy. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,534,463 people who have Lethargy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lethargy in Strattera reports

Time on Strattera when people have Lethargy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Lethargy when taking Strattera * :


Age of people who have Lethargy when taking Strattera * :


Severity of Lethargy when taking Strattera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Lethargy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (1,370 people, 78.74%)
  2. Depression (63 people, 3.62%)
  3. Disturbance in attention (37 people, 2.13%)
  4. Anxiety (26 people, 1.49%)
  5. Sleep disorder (25 people, 1.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Concerta (117 people, 6.72%)
  2. Adderall 10 (92 people, 5.29%)
  3. Prozac (71 people, 4.08%)
  4. Zoloft (64 people, 3.68%)
  5. Wellbutrin (64 people, 3.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Started taking lexapro the same time I started strattera. After about a month I noticed great improvement with the strattera. As far as I can tell, the lexapro relieved my depression and anxiety but it is now causing extreme lethargy.


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