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Attentrol 10mg Capsule

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Attentrol 10 MG Description

Attentrol Capsule is a prescription medicine used for the management of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its active ingredient is Atomoxetine. Mode of action of Attentrol Capsule is by...
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ContainsAtomoxetine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAttention Deficit Hyperkinetic/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Side effectsHeartburn, dizziness, constipation, loss of appetite, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, fatigue, chest pain, urinary retention, decreased heart rate, increased blood pressure, jaundice
ClassificationDRUGS FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
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Uses of Attentrol 10 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Attentrol Capsule is used in the management of Attention Deficit Hyperkinetic/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Patients requiring long term therapy should be monitored & consideration shou...
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Contraindications of Attentrol 10 MG

  • If you have any allergic reaction to Atomoxetine and to the ingredients of Attentrol Capsule
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, an eye condition that causes increased pressure inside the eye
  • If you are currently using other antidepressant medicines
  • If you have been diagnosed with an adrenal gland tumour called pheochromocytoma
  • If you have a heart disease
  • Do not take this medicine if you have an aneurysm or any blood vessel condition
  • If you have any urinary retention problems

Side effects of Attentrol 10 MG

  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Excessive fatigue

Precautions and Warnings of Attentrol 10 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take an Attentrol Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
No, do not take an Attentrol Capsule without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant. It can be unsafe to use in pregnancy. Even though there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on unborn babies. Please consult your doctor if you get pregnant while on treatment with Attentrol Capsule

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Attentrol Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
No, you should consult your doctor before taking the Attentrol Capsule. It can be unsafe during breastfeeding. It is not known if the medicine passes into the milk. Discuss with your doctor about the usage of the medication while you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Attentrol Capsule?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Attentrol Capsule. It can cause side effects like double vision, drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Attentrol Capsulet?
A:
No, you should not drink alcohol while taking an Attentrol Capsule. It can increase your chances of suffering the side effects and lower the effectiveness of this medicine on your body.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are experiencing mood changes, suicidal or self-harming thoughts
  • You have a severe liver condition
  • You are an elderly patient, the side effects of Attentrol Capsule can be severe due to slow metabolism
  • You are currently using ayurvedic or herbal medicine and supplements. Some of them may cause side effects with this medicine.
  • You have a history of stroke, heart condition, and epilepsy
  • Do not use it in children younger than 5 years of age. The information on safety is not clearly established

Mode of Action of Attentrol 10 MG

How Does It Work?

The Attentrol Capsule consist of atomoxetine as its active ingredient. It belongs to the class of psychostimulants (medications that increases the activity of central nervous system). It increases the...
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Directions for Use of Attentrol 10 MG

  • Take the Attentrol Capsule exactly as prescribed by the doctor
  • Do not increase the dosage of Attentrol capsule, even if you cannot feel its effects
  • You can take this capsule with or without consuming food
  • Try not to open the capsule and remove the contents of it. Take it as a whole with a glass of water
  • Do not take Attentrol capsule with other medications without informing your doctor

Interactions of Attentrol 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are using antidepressants already, Attentrol capsule can cause increased adverse reactions
  • Using Attentrol capsule with other medications like blood pressure medicines, anti-seizure medicines, some cough and cold medicine, antipsychotics, etc., can change its effectiveness
  • If you use heart medicine, malarial medicine, or some antibiotics with Attentrol Capsule, it can cause an abnormal heart rhythm

Interactions with food items

  • Try to avoid grapefruit and its juice, as it can increase the Attentrol Capsule’s levels in the blood and effect the medicine.

Storage and disposal of Attentrol 10 MG

Try to store Attentrol Capsule in dry conditions at room temperature. Keep this medication away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Attentrol Capsule away from children and ...
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Dosage of Attentrol 10 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Attentrol Capsule can cause symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, stomach problems, tremors, palpitation, and unusual behaviour. If you are experiencing any of Attentrol Capsule’s overdose ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of the Attentrol Capsule, take it as soon as possible. In case, by the time you remember it's already time to take the next Attentrol capsule dose, then skip the misse...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can the Attentrol Capsule cause addictive behaviour in me?

A: No, Attentrol Capsule do not cause addictive behaviour in people. It does not affect the level of dopamine in the body, a chemical messenger responsible for dependency behaviour.

Q: Can I stop taking the Attentrol Capsule if I feel better?

A: Stopping the Attentrol Capsule suddenly does not cause any withdrawal symptoms. Studies have shown that symptoms do not reappear if this medicine is discontinued. However, do not stop taking Attentrol Capsule without informing your doctor.

Q: How long does the Attentrol Capsule take to start showing its effects?

A: Attentrol Capsules take up to 1-2 weeks before you start noticing the effects. But it may take more than a month to see a significant response. If you are not noticing any changes, consult your doctor, but do not try to exceed the recommended dosage.
Product Details
Brand
ATTENTROL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
28/09/2022
Last Updated on: 03 Mar 2022 | 11:44 AM (IST)

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