How Much Does Atomoxetine Cost Without Insurance?

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How Much Does Atomoxetine Cost Without Insurance?

RxSaver Editors
By RxSaver Editors
May 03, 2017 - Updated May 28, 2020
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The generic medication for Strattera, atomoxetine HCL is now available. Search RxSaver to find coupons at your nearest pharmacy.

With the pediatric exclusivity patent for Strattera expiring on May 26, 2017, we thought we’d dive into what Strattera is and ways to save money on your prescription for.

What is Strattera

Strattera belongs to the group of medicines called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and is used to treat attention-deficit disorder (ADHD) in children, teenagers and adults. It works by selectively blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine in the brain, to increase attention and decrease restlessness in people who are hyperactive, have problems with concentration, or are easily distracted.

Strattera’s Benefits

Strattera is the first non-stimulant medication that has come out for ADHD, which gives it some unique benefits that other ADHD medicines don’t offer. These benefits include:

  • Strattera doesn’t increase dopamine in the part of the brain called the striatum, meaning there will be no increase to motor or vocal tics with use. This is helpful with for people who struggle with both ADHD and Tourette’s
  • Strattera has 24-hour symptom control. After its 3-4 week “kick in” period, Strattera works for a full 24-hrs instead of just 12
  • Strattera is good for ADHD and depression, or ADHD and anxiety. Recent studies have shown that Strattera’s ability to help both ADHD and depression or anxiety means that someone would only need to take one medication (Strattera) for their symptoms instead of two medications – one for ADHD and one for depression and anxiety

What does Strattera Cost?

Strattera and its generic can vary in price, depending on dosages and which pharmacy or discount/insurance is card used. It is important to always compare prescription prices with search tools like RxSaver.

The cost of atomoxetine without insurance starts at $54.13* for 40 mg and 30 capsules using an RxSaver coupon.

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How is Strattera different than Adderall?

Both Strattera and Adderall are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), however they are very different medications. The biggest difference is in how they work. Adderall is a stimulant – it works by increasing the release of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and norepinephrine. Strattera is a non-stimulant – it works by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine. A further breakdown of the differences are listed below:

  • Strattera is the brand-name version of Atomoxetine. However, there is no generic version of Strattera available.
  • Adderall is the brand-name version of the combination drug amphetamine/dextroamphetamine. Adderall is available in a generic version as amphetamine/dextroamphetamine.
  • Strattera is not a controlled substance; Adderall is a controlled substance.
  • Strattera does not have the risk of a withdrawal symptoms, meaning a person can stop taking it more abruptly. Adderall does have the risk of withdrawal symptoms and should be tapered off.
  • Strattera does not have a high misuse potential, meaning it’s less likely to become addictive. Adderall does have a high misuse potential and should be carefully monitored.

Where to purchase Strattera and its generic?

You can purchase Strattera and atomoxetine HCL at any major or independent pharmacy in the United States, with a prescription from your doctor. Since prices vary, we suggest using search tools, like RxSaver, to find the lowest cost for your Strattera prescription.

Strattera Side Effects

Less serious side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood Swings
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

Talk to your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of the following serious side effects:

  • Heart-related problems
  • Trouble urinating
  • Liver damage
  • Priapism (an erection that won’t go away)
  • Allergic reaction, such as swelling, hives or a skin rash
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Hostility and aggressiveness
  • Impulse behavior
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Mania
  • Suicidal thoughts and actions

atomoxetine HCL: 40 MG / 30 CAPS

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RxSaver Editors

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