Unfortunately, Strattera hasn't escaped the association with side effects, as the FDA has issued an alert about 'an increased risk of suicidal thinking in children and adolescents being treated with' Strattera.
According to the FDA, the label for Strattera will be revised to include the following warnings:
- Strattera may increase thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts in children and teens.
- Call your child's healthcare professional right away if your child or teen has:
- new or increased thoughts of suicide
- changes in mood or behavior including becoming irritable or anxious
And remember that fortunately, suicidal thoughts or actions are still felt to be an 'infrequent' side effect of taking Strattera.