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Strattera Dosage

what is the recommended strattera dosage?


HOW TO CALCULATE A PROPER DOSE OF STRATTERA

In pediatric and adult patients up to 70 kg body weight Strattera starting dosage is calculated according to the formula: 0.5mg atomoxetine (Strattera) / 1kg body weight daily. During a period of 3 days or more, dosing is gradually increased up to 1.2mg to 1kg body weight. Dosages above 1.2mg/1kg has not been proved to be of more benefit.

Example

Your child weighs 44 kg, that is 97 lbs. 44 multiplied by 0.5 gives 22, i.e. 22mg of atomoxetine to start with. Strattera capsules are sold in different strengths that include 18mg and 25mg. To start treatment, you may choose either of them, or you may start with two 10mg Strattera capsules. The dosage will be approximately right. Just never crash the capsules and do not try to measure the dosage right up to a single milligram! If needed, the dosage then may be gradually increased up to 44 multiplied by 1.2, that is 52.8mg atomoxetine, or approximately two 25mg capsules of Strattera.


In pediatric and adult patients over 70 kg body weight Strattera starting dosage amounts to 40mg daily. During a period of 3 days or more, a total daily dose is gradually increased up to 80mg, which is taken either as a single dose in the morning, or divided into several doses and taken during the day. If needed, after 2 to 4 additional weeks, Stattera dosage may be increased up to 100mg daily in patients who do not respond to the treatment with less doses.



STRATTERA DOSAGE at MAXIMUM

The total daily dose in pediatric and adult patients should not exceed 1.4mg/kg or 100mg. The less the better. When the period of treatment is over, Strattera may be discontinued at once without gradual decreasing the dosages. It normally does not cause any problems.


Important!

Do not exceed Strattera dosage recommended by your physician!