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Re: Straterra
Jan 29, 2003
I am curious how others are doing on Straterra. My son 7yrs old just started yesterday, switched from Concerta. The first day of school - came home sick, which is something he never did. Actually I think it was due to being Very tired!!!! From 12:00 noon (when he came home) he did not move until 6pm sound asleep, then ate Very good dinner (which was also rare) then went back to sleep around 8pm and slept all night. Thought about keeping him home again today, but he wanted to go - so I've got my fingers crossed he makes it. Please keep me posted on how others are doing I am interested!!! I have heard that being tired and nauseated in the first week is common.?? Thanks.
Re: Straterra
Jan 29, 2003
Yeah I noticed a little tiredness as well. I was reading that as a common side effect that should subside as your body gets used to the medication and more toward the therapeutic dose. I also felt a little sick as well. For what I understand, if straterra works for the individual, AD/HD symptoms will be gone almost completely, since it is more like an antidepressant with it's actions rather than a quick acting stimulant, it works 24 hours a day.
Re: Straterra
Jan 29, 2003
Well, I am able to tell it will work well for the symptoms once I get up to about 40mg, but it's a little early for me to tell right now about side effects. I'm only on day two of 25mg, and the most significant side effect has been making me a little drowsy. The first day I also felt a little sick but that went away after a few hours.

I let you know how things go at about the 1 week mark.

How many days has your kid been on it ? what dose ? Is he taking any other meds in conjunction with straterra ?
Re: Straterra
Jan 30, 2003
My son will be starting straterra next Thursday. We have been on plain Adderall (not the XR). However, he has been off the adderall for almost 2 weeks now because it kept making him so sick to his stomach. So we will see if the straterra makes him sleepy even if he's been off stimulants for two weeks. Please keep posting everyone. This is so helpful to read your experiences with this medicine.

Faithinhim





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