Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Strattera oral.

    Overall User Ratings

    412 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    1-5 of 347 Next»
    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    3/10/2016 7:46:53 PM

    Reviewer: mefab, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    After going off the drug we notice that it was definately a good alternative for methylphenidate. No appetite loss. No crash after 8 hours. However irritability and minor depression was concerning and constipation was significant.

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    2/22/2016 2:42:34 PM

    Reviewer: mark, 55-64 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    For me, less effective than with stimulents. It helps, but on a subtle level, not dramatic. Sexual side effects are there, primarily w/ interfering with climax. Cost this year is prohibitive, should go to generic may of 2017.

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    2/14/2016 5:11:42 PM

    Reviewer: Billie Jacobson, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Two years ago my now 11 year old son took Strattera, 40mg for ADHD. The drug worked very well for him for the first 5 months, until he had a sudden (literally overnight) change in personality. He went from a happy child to suicidal. He wanted to kill me, and even threatened to stab me with a knife (I had to hide the knives). Doctor thinks Strattera caused a serotonin imbalance, where a serotoni ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    12/22/2015 1:21:45 AM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Taking 100 mgEveryday an isn't working at all I've been trying to get my drs to remove it because of liver functions are high. Headaches as well.

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    7/30/2015 1:18:30 PM

    Reviewer: Anne, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I like it but I am sick to my stomach everyday for an hour after I take it. Have to take it with bread or I will throw up. Only been on it for two months and I am giving it more time. But may have to stop this is not fun.

    1-5 of 347 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    sticky notes on face
    10 tips to clear your brain fog.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.