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Re: Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?

Posted by thunder on February 14, 2004, at 19:48:45

In reply to Re: Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage? Cho, posted by Dinah on February 14, 2004, at 18:54:47

> Originally posted by Cho 2/14/04
>
> > Starting Strattera for my 8yr old daughter diagnosed with inattentive ADD. Doctor suggests starting immediately with 40mg. We just started reading this forum today - is this dose really high to start? Our doctor said their is no reason to start gradually, that will just delay the effects.
> >
> > Comments? Any similar experiences?
> >
> > Thanks!!
>
>
Prescribing info. for Strattera says to start at 40mg/day for children weighing >70Kg (154 lbs.).
For children 70 Kg and less: start at .5mg/2.2lbs and increase after a minimum of 3 days to a target total daily dose of approx. 1.2mg/2.2 lbs.
Sounds like your daughter is getting a higher than recommended starting dose. May be ok. I don't know.


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