How do you increase Strattera?

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Registered: 05-19-2005
How do you increase Strattera?
Sat, 05-09-2009 - 9:35pm
Gray was started on Strattera almost a week ago and so far so good!! He is 45lbs so I know he needs to end up on more than 10mg...that's what he has started on. How quickly do you ramp it up? At his weight what should be his dosage? We go to Disney in a week, and I don't want him to stall out as I think he is starting to improve. Thanks!
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Sat, 05-09-2009 - 11:33pm

Hi, it's great that he is doing well on it so far.

He should be going up every few days, 4-6 or so. starting at 10, then 18, then 20 to his target which is between 25-35 mgs. staying at a below target dose for too long is not good, and does not provide positive results.

You probably won't see optimum results until a few weeks after reaching target, but hang in there, it takes time.

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