Posted by paulk on April 7, 2003, at 17:40:13
In reply to Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) as a stimulant , posted by Caleb462 on April 7, 2003, at 17:04:29
> > Ritalin works by increasing norephranephrine by a nonunderstood process.
> Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
From a Monograph:
"Methylphenidate is thought to block the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine into the presynaptic neuron and increase the release of these monoamines into the extraneuronal space. "
Note the word "thought". It means they don't know.
Anyway, I find Atomoxetine (Straterra) similar to Methylphenidate, but with out as much of a rollar coster.