Questions & Answers: Is Strattera dangerous?

Published: March, 2014

Q. What is the significance of the new warnings about suicide risk with Strattera?

A. In September 2005, the FDA directed the manufacturer of atomoxetine (Strattera), a new treatment marketed in 2002 for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to warn consumers that suicidal thinking may increase in a small number of children taking the drug. Parents will be advised to alert the treating health care professional immediately about a child's worsening mood or thoughts of suicide.

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