on 18. Feb, 2011
in Prescription Drugs
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
YES BAD ACNE
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!
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