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Re: Strattera?

Re: Strattera?2010-04-08T17:47:18+00:00

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Dr. J,

Thank you for mentioning that you can take Stimulants and Strattera together. I have been on med’s for a year now and I started on Dexedrine. It worked great and I could really focus on things. The only bad was that there was definitely an edge of implusivity. My doctor also perscribed Strattera, and that took care of the implusitivity. I have had continued side effects of the Strattera, including bladder retention issues, erectile dysfunction and pre-mature ejaculation. This has been going on since I started taking the Strattera.

I have done a lot of reading about the generic Dexedrine Tablets from Teva and many of those who take them, myself included, sense that they changed the formula somewhat. I know that by law, that they have to have a certain amount of the active ingrediant, but they don’t have to have the same inactive ingrediants, hence the difference from the brand name. The overall opinion is the the generics seem “dirty” or they just don’t work as well as they once did in the past. I brought this up to my doctor and requested to try the GSK brand name spanules. So instead of taking, 2 x 5 mg tablets 3 x per day, I now take 1 one 10 mg spanule 2 x per day. I’m only a few days into taking the brand name spanules, but WOW, I can tell a big difference. I am trying them without the Strattera and so far the implusivity edge that I had with the generic tablets is not there.

Dr. J, can you tell us what your experience has been with your patients and to the differences between the generic and brand name medications?

Thank you in advance.