Atomoxetine (Strattera) and suicidality in children and adolescents

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Important warning from TGA re atomoxetine (Strattera) – most commonly prescribed for ADHD.

Serious adverse events reported to the TGA, including one case involving the death of a child, reinforce the importance of health professionals adequately informing parents and caregivers of the risks of suicidal ideation and behaviour in children and adolescents being prescribed atomoxetine (Strattera).

More at

http://www.tga.gov.au/hp/msu-2013-05.htm#atomoxetine

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Mike

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Prof South is a paediatrician and intensivist based at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He regularly blogs on line Mike’s webpage
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Author: Mike South

Prof South is a paediatrician and intensivist based at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He regularly blogs on line Mike’s webpage
+ Mike South | Mike’s DFTB posts