Atomoxetine, a Novel Treatment for Attention‐Deficit—Hyperactivity Disorder

@article{Christman2004AtomoxetineAN,
  title={Atomoxetine, a Novel Treatment for Attention‐Deficit—Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={Alisa K. Christman and Joli D. Fermo and John Seth Markowitz},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={24}
}
Atomoxetine is the first nonstimulant drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention‐deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the only agent approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD in adults. Atomoxetine is a norepinephrine transport inhibitor that acts almost exclusively on the noradrenergic pathway. Its mechanism of action in the control and maintenance of ADHD symptoms is thought to be through the highly specific presynaptic… 
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