You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking atomoxetine if you (or your child) have:
- Heart problems of any kind, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or a recent history of a heart attack
- A history of a stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Raynaud's phenomenon
- Bladder problems
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Previous suicide attempts or a family history of suicides
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- A pheochromocytoma or a history of a pheochromocytoma.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Strattera and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Atomoxetine for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take atomoxetine.)