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Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) as a stimulant

Posted by noa on April 8, 2003, at 19:05:21

In reply to Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) as a stimulant , posted by Caleb462 on April 7, 2003, at 17:04:29

This is my understanding of this, but I am not as well versed in the biology/chemistry of these things as many here are:

When I see the word "stimulant" I understand it to mean a "central nervous system stimulant", which implies a "dirty" (non-selective)medication, not a selective one. I did not think stimulants, like Ritalin, are reuptake inhibitors but I might very well be wrong on that.

My *understanding* is that atomoxatine is not a central nervous system stimulant, that it is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), and that in fact it is supposed to be a highly selective one--targetting specific receptors in a way that CNS stimulants do not.




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