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Axepta 40mg Tablets

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Axepta 40 MG Description

Axepta tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a psychological condition characterised by difficulty in sustaining attention, impulsiv

e behaviour and hyperactivity. Axepta tablet contains Atomoxetine as an active ingredient. Atomoxetine works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger called norepinephrine in the brain that controls the behaviour. Follow your doctor's instructions properly regarding the dosage and duration of the Axepta tablet. Complete the entire course of treatment and do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it can alleviate the symptoms and worsen the condition. Axepta tablets may increase suicidal ideation in children or adolescents. The caregiver should keep an eye on the patient's thinking, behaviour and habits, clinical worsening, and any change in any of these should be directly reported to the concerned doctor immediately.


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ContainsAtomoxetine(40.0 Mg)
UsesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Side effectsDizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Sweating, Loss of appetite, Constipation, Sleeping problems
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Uses of Axepta 40 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Axepta tablet is used for the following:
  • Treatment of ADHD

Contraindications of Axepta 40 MG

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you have allergic to components present in the Axepta tablet
  • If you are taking medicines like-Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) and antipsychotic medications or using other anti-anxiety or sedative medicines
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (increases the fluid pressure in the eyes)
  • If you have an adrenal gland tumour(pheochromocytoma)
  • If you have heart disease or any blood vessel condition
  • If you have any urinary retention problems

Side effects of Axepta 40 MG

  • Side effects of Axepta tablet include the following:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Sleeping problems

Precautions and Warnings of Axepta 40 MG



Can I take an Axepta tablet during pregnancy?
Do not take an Axepta tablet without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant. It can be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Even though there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on unborn babies.

Breast Feeding

Can I take an Axepta tablet while breastfeeding?
No, you should consult your doctor before taking the Axepta tablet. It can be unsafe during breastfeeding as it may pass from mother to baby through breast milk and may cause side effects in the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken the Axepta tablet?
You should avoid driving as the Axepta tablet may cause drowsiness which may affect the coordinating ability of the mind and muscles. Thus, it is advised not to drive any vehicle after taking this medication. Consult your physician for more information.


Can I consume alcohol with the Axepta tablet?
It would be best if you did not drink alcohol while taking an Axepta tablet. It can increase your chances of severe side effects and lower the effectiveness of this medicine on your body.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions after taking the Axepta tablet.
  • You are experiencing sudden mood changes, suicidal or self-harming thoughts.
  • You have a history of high blood pressure.
  • You have a severe liver condition.
  • You notice any allergic reaction.
  • Your condition does not improve or worsen after taking this tablet.
  • You are planning to get pregnant.
  • You are currently using ayurvedic/herbal medicine and supplements. Some of them may cause side effects with this medicine.

Mode of Action of Axepta 40 MG

How Does It Work?

The Axepta tablet contains atomoxetine-40 mg as its active ingredient. Atomoxetine belongs to the class of selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It works by increasing the level of norepinephr...
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Directions for Use of Axepta 40 MG

  • Take the Axepta tablet as per the doctor’s instruction.
  • Take an Axepta tablet with or without consuming food or as prescribed, regular schedule, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Take an Axepta tablet as a whole orally with water. Do not crush the tablet or chew this medicine.
  • Do not increase the dosage of Axepta tablet, even if you cannot feel its effects.
  • Do not take an Axepta tablet with other medications without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Axepta 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your doctor about all prescription and non-prescription medications you plan to take as there is a chance of medicine interaction. Many medicines can interact with the Axepta tablet, making it le...
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  • Axepta tablet interaction with MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, Isocarboxazid, and other antidepressants, lithium, triptans, buspirone, amphetamines, tramadol, tryptoph...
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  • Axepta tablet interaction with antihistamines (allergy medicines), pain killers, such as morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, hydrocodone, tramadol, codeine, sleeping pills, etc., can increase drowsiness an...
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  • Axepta tablets may interact with heart medicine, malarial medicine, or some antibiotics that can cause severe side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid caffeine-containing diets like chocolate, tea, coffee, grapefruit and its juice.

Storage and disposal of Axepta 40 MG

Store Axepta tablet in dry conditions at room temperature. Keep this medication away from the wet area, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Axepta tablets away from children and pets. Check ...
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Dosage of Axepta 40 MG


  • Overdose of Axepta tablet can cause symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, stomach problems, tremors, palpitation, abnormal heartbeat and unusual behaviour. If you are experiencing any of these overdose...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of the Axepta tablet, take it as soon as possible. In case by the time you remember, it is already time to take the next Axepta tablet dose, skip the missed one and co...
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Dr. Zishan Ahmad

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Dr. Varsha Parihar

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is the Axepta tablet suitable for children?

A: Axepta tablet is not suitable for children under six years as safety data is not well established. It can be used for children above six years of age. Close monitoring of the patient is necessary while taking this medicine.

Q: How long does the Axepta tablet take to show its desired effects?

A: Axepta tablet takes up to 1-2 weeks before you start noticing its benefits. However, it may take more than a month to see a significant response as it depends from person to person and disease condition. If your symptoms do not improve, consult your doctor.

Q: Can I get addicted to the Axepta tablet?

A: Axepta tablet does not cause addictive behaviour among its users. Properly follow the doctor's advice and consult if you have further queries.
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Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2022 | 09:40 PM (IST)

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