| Strattera may cause serious mental health
problems including suicidal thoughts and psychosis (seeing or hearing
things that are not real) in children and teenagers.
Do Not Use Strattera If
Warning from Strattera, (atomoxetine) given for ADHD and to boost antidepressants.
| RESULTS. Of the foster children who had
been dispensed psychotropic medication, 41.3% received 3 or more
different classes of these drugs during July 2004, and 15.9% received 4
or more different classes. The most frequently used medications were
antidepressants (56.8%), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs
(55.9%), and antipsychotic agents (53.2%). The use of specific
psychotropic medication classes varied little by diagnostic grouping.
Psychiatrists prescribed 93% of the psychotropic medication dispensed to
youth in foster care. The use of 2 or more drugs within the same
psychotropic medication class was noted in 22.2% of those who were given
prescribed drugs concomitantly (along with counseling).