FDA: Strattera May Prompt Suicidal Thoughts in Children

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The US Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that the drug Strattera, which is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may prompt suicidal thoughts in children.
The agency directed the drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly & Co., to add a black box warning -- the most serious alert -- to the medication's label. Lilly will also develop a patient medication guide.

The warning followed an analysis of a dozen clinical trials involving Strattera. About five patients reported suicidal "ideation," or thoughts. One participant attempted suicide, the FDA said.
 

UNCjigga

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I stopped using it after 6 months...but then again I was in the target adult segment (started using it when I was 25 just as I was starting grad school.)
 

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The US Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that the drug Strattera, which is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may prompt suicidal thoughts in children.
The agency directed the drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly & Co., to add a black box warning -- the most serious alert -- to the medication's label. Lilly will also develop a patient medication guide.

The warning followed an analysis of a dozen clinical trials involving Strattera. About five patients reported suicidal "ideation," or thoughts. One participant attempted suicide, the FDA said.

Nice.

I seem to recall being told to adjust my tin foil hat when I stated as much in a thread about a month ago. Good to see the FDA actually doing it's job sometimes.
 

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It is amazing and utterly astounding how the kids of my generation made it to adulhood without being drugged up by their parents and doctors.
 

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The drugs used most commonly for ADD & ADHD are really scary stuff if you do a little research... I read up on them a year or two ago for a friend of mine & was shocked at the number of horror stories involving wicked side-effects, I don't care what my kids were doing, I'd never consider putting them on any of these.
 

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Originally posted by: Captante
The drugs used most commonly for ADD & ADHD are really scary stuff if you do a little research... I read up on them a year or two ago for a friend of mine & was shocked at the number of horror stories involving wicked side-effects, I don't care what my kids were doing, I'd never consider putting them on any of these.


I agree. But I keep hearing about public schools that may require a student(s) to take these dangerous drugs on the word of a school nurse?? What's a parent to do??
 

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Originally posted by: IGBT
Originally posted by: Captante
The drugs used most commonly for ADD & ADHD are really scary stuff if you do a little research... I read up on them a year or two ago for a friend of mine & was shocked at the number of horror stories involving wicked side-effects, I don't care what my kids were doing, I'd never consider putting them on any of these.


I agree. But I keep hearing about public schools that may require a student(s) to take these dangerous drugs on the word of a school nurse?? What's a parent to do??

Take kids off of sugar (sodas, processed foods, candy, etc) and caffeine and ADD symptoms 'magically' disappear in most children.