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Re: Urgent question about Strattera for depression

Posted by froggyanna on June 2, 2003, at 15:54:12

In reply to Re: Urgent question about Strattera for depression, posted by teacherkris on June 2, 2003, at 10:41:41

Hi teacherkris,

Are you talking about using Straterra for depression, which is what LenasGrandkids asked about, or does the "therapeutic dose" you mention refer to treating symptoms of ADD? I'm confused, because I thought that Straterra was approved specifically for treating ADD. LenasGrandkids, I was touched by your message and impressed by your support for your wife. If she has already tried "all of the usual suspects," I am curious to know what your doctor said about the usefulness of Straterra in treating her depression.

Keep seeking the light, LenasGrandkids. It is a very, very sad thing that you and your wife are going through, but she is very lucky to have you. Believe that the solution is out there.

I have some other questions about Straterra, but I'll start a new subject line....


> My only thought would be that the sleepiness is a result of your doctor raising your dose so quickly. From 40 to 80 and even starting at 40 is really quite fast, especially when you're on other medications. Of course I'm not a doctor but from what I experienced the slower the better. As for postive effects, it seems to take up to 6 weeks at the top dose for it to take effect so you might want to give it some time. Also, in the clinical trials most people found the therapeutic dose to be around 110. Just an FYI. Good luck!




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