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Does Strattera cause liver damage?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Strattera has caused serious liver damage in rare cases. Clinical trials of Strattera showed no reports of liver damage, but after the drug went on the market, some cases of liver injury were reported and the patients recovered after discontinuing Strattera. Researchers cannot give an exact rate of incidence of liver problems because outside of clinical trials, symptoms may go unreported. If you or your child takes Strattera and experiences any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor right away:

    •yellowing of the eyes or skin

    •pain in the upper right abdomen

    •dark urine

    •itchiness

    •unexplained symptoms of flu

    Your doctor should perform liver function tests if you or your child has any of these symptoms.

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