Posted by Viridis on July 30, 2003, at 1:07:10
In reply to strattera WITHDRAWL?, posted by reba on July 29, 2003, at 20:05:36
Strattera is a pretty new drug, and typically evidence of withdrawal from these meds takes a while to filter down and become common knowledge. I just assume that nearly all of them will induce withdrawal after extended use, because they change your brain chemistry (that's the point) and it takes a while for the brain to get accustomed to doing without them.
I have no experience with Strattera withdrawal (I'm still working up on the dose) but the standard way to come off these meds is to gradually reduce the amount you take rather than stopping suddenly.
BTW, I take Strattera together with Adderall and find the combination beneficial. I doubt there would be any harm in reducing Strattera while introducing Adderall, and there's no evidence that I'm aware of that contraindicates taking both at the same time.