Atomoxetine Beyond ADHD: A Fact or Aritfact
American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 90-93
Received: Jul. 10, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 23, 2015; Published: Aug. 6, 2015
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Ahmed Naguy, Al-Manara Centre for CAP, Kuwait Centre for Mental Health (KCMH), Shuwaikh, State of Kuwait
Ali Al-Tajali, General Adult Psychiatrist, Head of Neuromodulation Unit, KCMH, Shuwaikh, State of Kuwait
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Abstract
Atomoxetine is FDA-approved in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with demonstrable efficacy and reasonable tolerability. It is classically a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor but data accrues suggestive of an attractive pharmacologic portfolio speaking to the idea of a pluripotent psychotropic agent beyond ADHD. Heaps of cases in the literature abound portraying a multitude of indications with variable level of evidence oscillating from strong to only flimsy. Here, we shed light on these uses and testing extant evidence.
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Atomoxetine-Pharmacology-Clinical Uses-Off Label Uses
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Ahmed Naguy, Ali Al-Tajali, Atomoxetine Beyond ADHD: A Fact or Aritfact, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 90-93. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20150305.12
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