Strattera Acne

Have you used Strattera? If so, please tell us whether or not you believe it causes acne or affects your skin in other ways. Thanks!

12 Responses to “Strattera Acne”

  1. Paige 06. May, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Yes, I believe Strattera causes acne. I’ve had problems with it all over my face and my chest since I started taking it. Tiny pimples and deep hard nodule like pimples and they’ve been aweful. I have stopped taking the medicine recently, but it has not had enough time to clear up.

  2. SiSi 16. May, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    Yes – I am going to stop taking it tomorrow. I am getting huge blister zits EVERYWHERE. As well increased acne on my face, chest and back – I want to cry

  3. molly 20. Sep, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Yes, I just started taking strattera and I feel like I am going through puberty all over again because my acne has become so bad.

  4. Sheri 16. Oct, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Yes. I am 30 years old and I have never had acne anywhere on my body besides my face. I started taking Strattera less than 3 months ago and my back and shoulders are covered in large blister-like pimples. It is very embarrassing. I do feel that I am benefiting from the medication but I don’t want my skin to get worse. I may ask my doctor to try something else.

  5. Matt 18. Dec, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    I have been taking vyvanse for years and doc thought it best to add straterra to help my ADHD. Was taking 40 mg of vyvanse – they then increased it to 60 mg 1 month later added 18 mg of straterra. I didn’t notice a bit of difference. They then increased it to 25 mg straterra a month later. Things seemsed to be going well but after a week of the higher dose I became very iannoyed towards everything. I stopped cold turkey. I’m sure I’m not supposed to but with my weigh, the 25mg was supposed to be a drop in the bucket. 36 hours later my face neck and chest broke out. Everywhere. I never have pimples or zits and am now covered with large and painful zits. It will be a week tommrow and they are still around. I am blaming the straterra as I never have breakouts. Hoping that this goes away soon. Anyone have a timeframe of a similar experience?

    • Renee 13. Jan, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      I have been taking Strattera now for about 5 years and have suffered from acne on chest, breasts, shoulders and back and just recently on my stomach. I did not make the connection until recently. I have been on antibiotics now for 2 months and there is no change.

  6. Adam 05. Apr, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    No. Initially I inquired the web in order to see if there were others who have noticed improved complexion, but evidently I’m one of the very few. I have had acne since high school – mild in high school as a Senior, peaked my Sophmore year of college, then became mild my Junior year of college. Now, however, after being on Strattera for 21 days, my acne is… well, basically gone. I have no real evidence to prove that Strattera is the leading cause of its diminish, but as of this very moment I have only one zit on my face compared the the norm of having at least 3-4 on a daily basis. My idea is that Strattera balances my hormones, as the medical websites put it, Strattera provides “emotional control”. Again, I believe Strattera balanced my hormones and enabled my skin to clear up.

  7. Alexis 09. Jun, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Last year I started taking Strattera for ADD. I have to say I’ve been extremely happy with the overall performance of the drug. I had noticed an increase in acne while on the drug–I’ve always had pretty clear skin, but now was seeing an increase in blackheads, clogged pores, and whiteheads. Where I might typically have one visible zit somewhere on my face I was seeing an increase to four or five. After I lost my job I had to stop taking it. Around the same time I started treating my skin with a higher regimen of Salycilic Acid. After having been off the drug for a couple weeks I noticed that my skin cleared up, but I am not sure whether to contribute that to being off the drug or my new regimen–or both. I have recently started back on my medication and it seems like my skin is getting quite greasy again. I am watching to see if the acne regimen keeps my skin clear. I currently take 80mg/day.

  8. Melanie 06. Aug, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    YES! I have never had acne problems, that doesn’t mean I haven’t had the occasional break out in the past, but since starting/increasing Strattera I have really bad acne of every kind and easily get acne scars, even if I don’t touch the acne. I have spent SO much money on products and facial treatments to just get it some what under control. At my next doctor appointment I will be asking to go off it because I am spending way too much money trying to fix my face from this medication. I have been on stimulant ADHD medication in the past and tried Strattera to get off stimaulants and not have to pick up a new script each month, but now I have to plan time into my schedule to get facials at least twice a month and have to drive much further than my doctor’s office to get there. I am currently on 40mg of Strattera, but I am sensitive to medications and the side effects.

  9. FWHITE 12. Sep, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    YES BAD ACNE

  10. Stephanie 05. Oct, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Yes!!! I started taking strattera a couple of weeks ago and noticed I started getting blemishes after a week of taking it and by the end of the second week I have it all over my face and my skin just looks dull and coloring has changed. I’m an Esthetician and I haven’t had acne since skincare school about 10 years ago. Needless to say I stopped taking it a couple of days ago. Hoping the acne goes away really soon!

  11. Amber 04. Jan, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    I’ve been taking Strattera 18mg for three days AND YES I already have two sore hard pimples. One on my lower shoulder and behind my neck. I am 24 and have recently had flawless skin since using benzoyl peroxide. I am going to immediately stop using Strattera before it spreads to my face.

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