The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication Strattera (atomoxetine hydrochloride) has an updated safety label that warns that patients with severe cardiac or vascular disorders should not take the medication. The drug can cause increases in blood pressure or heart rate that could be deadly in patients with heart problems, especially those that worsen in the event of accelerated blood pressure or heart rate. The newly updated warnings and contraindications entry on Strattera’s safety label follow a previous warning from July 2012 in which researchers observed that in adult clinical trials some patients experienced elevated blood pressure and heart rates that could ... Read More
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